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A mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes typically alternating with depressive episodes. Also called manic-depressive disorder.
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bipolar affective disorderor
(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
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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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|Noun||1.||bipolar 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
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