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bipolar disorder

A mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes typically alternating with depressive episodes. Also called manic-depressive disorder.

bipolar disorder


bipolar affective disorder


bipolar syndrome

(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression

bipo′lar disor′der

an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with depression, usu. interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood; manic-depressive illness.
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Noun1.bipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depressionbipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
cyclic disorder, cyclothymia, cyclothymic disorder - a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
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In the treatment of bipolar affective disorder, for example, a combination of antipsychotics and mood stabilizers such as Sodium Valproate or Lithium are routinely prescribed and recommended in guidelines.
The diagnostic of manic episode with psychotic symptoms within bipolar affective disorder requires the presence of at least one affective episode in the past, as well as the presence of all criteria for mania with psychotic symptoms, affectively congruent or incongruent (4).
Bipolar Affective Disorder also known as bipolar disorder, manic-depressive disorder, or manic depression is characterised by two or more episodes in which patients mood and functionality is significantly disturbed, this disturbance on some occasions includes episodes of mania or hypomania with elevated mood and increased energy levels and on others episodes of depression with low mood, tiredness and diminished pleasure in activities.
The 51-year-old was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, formally known as manic depression, 10 years ago.
Former heavyweight star Frank, who retired after Mike Tyson defeated him in 1996, suffers from bipolar affective disorder.
Panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), substance use disorders, and eating disorders are frequently comorbid with the depressive phase of bipolar affective disorder.
She said: "Jason Rumney died as a result of his own actions while suffering from bipolar affective disorder.
Gill-Webb, who suffers from bipolar affective disorder, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area at the stadium and started shouting: "Usain, I want you to lose.
But District Judge William Ashworth said he would not jail Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, who has bipolar affective disorder.
The effect of alcohol and substance abuse on the course of bipolar affective disorder.
The array of symptoms attributed to King George III have been presented as meeting the WHO International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, criteria for type 1 bipolar affective disorder with mood-congruent delusions, consistent with previous reports of manic depressive psychosis and with subsequent Alzheimer-type dementia, rather than acute porphyria (1, 2).