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bipolar disorder

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

bipolar disorder

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bipolar affective disorder

or

bipolar syndrome

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

bipo′lar disor′der


n.
an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with depression, usu. interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood; manic-depressive illness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Medications and psychosocial therapies are prescribed for bipolar disorders. As with many chronic health problems, bipolar disorder patients need to take medications and learn to make life style adjustments.
* Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatment and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (2013) (16)
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A long-term family study based on a multi-generational dataset [10] (cases registered from January 1969 to 2009 included 19,814 with OCD, 58,336 with schizophrenia, 48,180 with bipolar disorders, and 14,904 with schizoaffective disorder) found familial associations among individuals with bipolar disorder, OCD, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are the prominent psychiatric disorders.
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Features of bipolar disorders in children and adolescents
Comorbid anxiety disorder has been previously associated with worse prognosis in teens with bipolar disorders, but the finding has based primarily on cross-sectional studies, and longitudinal data are limited, said Dr.
Increasing interest in pediatric bipolar disorders is resulting in more children being diagnosed and treated for the disorders.
(6,10) Once accurately diagnosed, patients with bipolar disorders require drug treatments that may have an effect on their physical health.
Bipolar disorders in a community sample of older adolescents: Prevalence, phenomenology, comorbidity, and course.
* More than 2.5 million Americans have schizophrenia, while more than 2 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorders.