bipolar disorder

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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.

bipolar disorder

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bipolar affective disorder

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bipolar syndrome

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

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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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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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, 2nd ed.
Typology of bipolar manic-depressive illness. Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry 226: 65-73.
That question begs in Kay Redfield Jamison's study of imagination and manic-depressive illness, which she instructs "is not a biography" but "a psychological account of the life and mind of Robert Lowell." Her "interest lies in the entanglement of art, character, mood, and intellect"; consequently, she concludes that "[s]tudying the influence of both normal and pathological moods on creative work is critical to understanding how the mind imagines" (5).
Cerys was surprised to find such little work looking at manic-depressive illness. She hoped to start addressing this gap in research with her Masters thesis, which considered representations of manic-depressive illness in the nineteenth century, by examining archival medical cases from hospitals and medical journals concurrently with literary texts.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is another brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
* Bipolar Disorder: Manic-depressive illness; a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
For the 12 months ended 31 January 2016, theUS market sales for Lithium Carbonate Extended-release Tablets, which is used in the treatment of manic-depressive illness, were approximately USD21m, according to IMS Health data.
New York, NY, July 31, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood and activity levels of an individual.
Bipolar disorder is also called manic-depressive illness. At the so-called unipolar disorder, you have recurrent periods of depressive symptoms.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a condition characterized by extreme changes in mood that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.
The relationship between art and mental illness has frequently been explored by mental health professionals, most notably in a book by Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., titled "Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament." Within the world of art, creations by people with mental illness have formed the basis of the visionary art movement.