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bipolar disorder

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of depression, usually interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood.
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British Dictionary definitions for bipolar-disorder

bipolar disorder

noun
1.
a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
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bipolar-disorder in Medicine

bipolar disorder n.
An affective disorder marked by alternating periods of euphoria and depression.

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bipolar-disorder in Science
bipolar disorder  
Any of several mood disorders usually characterized by periods of depression that alternate with mania.
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bipolar-disorder in Culture

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Also known as manic-depressive illness. This psychiatric disorder is marked by periods of euphoric (manic) highs often followed by periods of depression.

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