manic depression


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manic depression

n
(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
Usage: Though manic depression, manic-depressive are still often used by the general public, they are seen as having negative connotations. The preferred terms nowadays are bipolar disorder and experiencing bipolar disorder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manic depression - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depressionmanic depression - 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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manic depression

n (Psych) → psicosi f inv maniaco-depressiva
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