bipolar disorder

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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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Current treatments for major depressive disorder and bipolar depression have major limitations with many patients do not responding to available antidepressant drugs.
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Diagnosing bipolar depression can be challenging, and it is probably the most misdiagnosed phase of the bipolar disorder spectrum.
Bipolar depression is the " depressive" half of bipolar disorder, also known as " manic- depressive illness".
McIntyre, MD, author of updated treatment guidelines for bipolar depression, and the first-ever treatment guidelines for mixed features in major depressive disorder.
In recent years, the concept of quality of life (QOL) has become increasingly relevant in bipolar depression research, since effective treatment from a bio psychosocial perspective is now regarded as the reduction of symptoms without compromising the patients' QOL.
BOXING legend Frank Bruno has left hospital as he continues his battle with bipolar depression.
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