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.
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bipolar disorder


bipolar affective disorder


bipolar syndrome

(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
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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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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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He discusses the evidential foundations of cases made by clinicians who posthumously diagnosed Churchill as having manic-depression, the biographical evidence relevant to the question of whether Lord Randolph Churchill suffered from manic-depression, the moods of Churchill in his youth, the biographical evidence about his mental health during his ministerial posts, whether he experienced clinical depression or bereavement during 1915, evidence from the interwar period, his psychological functioning during his time as prime minister, impacts on his leadership during World War II, and whether diary entries can be used as medico-biographical authority.
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Living in Storms: Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic-Depression is an anthology of free-verse poetry collected from eighty contemporary poets who have been affected in some way by manic-depression, also known as bipolar disorder, a devastating condition known for its swings between extreme emotional highs and lows.
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Conditions now labeled "schizophrenia" or "manic-depression" were often seen in moral and religious terms.
The action star went public two years ago with a tale of self-destruction that included heavy drug use and untreated manic-depression.
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