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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The scientists conducted microscopic analyses of a total of 73 brain specimens from human cadavers, representing nearly equal numbers of people with major depression, manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder), schizophrenia, or no history of psychiatric ailments.
But, in 1991, he was hit by manic depression, which is characterised by severe mood swings, and could not work for the next few years.
This time the doctors took it more seriously and John was diagnosed with bipolar manic depression.
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