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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.
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bipolar disorder

,

bipolar affective disorder

or

bipolar syndrome

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