manic-depressive psychosis


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Noun1.manic-depressive psychosis - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depressionmanic-depressive psychosis - 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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The diagnosis of manic-depressive psychosis (bipolar) can be made only by eliminating schizophrenia.
Psychiatrists describe her as a 'borderline case' with schizoid symptoms, Schizophrenia is often compounded with manic-depressive psychosis, also known as bipolar disorder, This disorder is characterised by alternating manic (euphoric) and depressive states.