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man·ic-de·pres·sive

(măn′ĭk-dĭ-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder.
n.
A person who has bipolar disorder.

manic-depressive

adj
(Psychiatry) denoting a mental disorder characterized either by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression (bipolar manic-depressive disorder or syndrome) or by depression on its own or (rarely) by elation on its own (unipolar disorder)
n
(Psychiatry) a person afflicted with this disorder. Compare cyclothymia

man′ic-depres′sive


adj.
1. suffering from bipolar disorder.
n.
2. a manic-depressive person.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manic-depressive - a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.manic-depressive - suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
Translations

manic-depressive

nManisch-Depressive(r) mf; he is a manic-depressiveer ist manisch-depressiv

manic-depressive

[ˌmænɪkdɪˈprɛsɪv] (Psych)
1. adjmaniaco-depressivo/a

manic-depressive

adj (ant) bipolar, maníaco-depresivo or maniaco-depresivo
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