bipolar-disorder

bipolar disorder

noun Psychiatry.
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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bipolar disorder, bipolar affective disorder or bipolar syndrome
 
n
a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
 
bipolar affective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or bipolar syndrome
 
n
 
bipolar syndrome, bipolar affective disorder or bipolar syndrome
 
n

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

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bipolar disorder  
Any of several mood disorders usually characterized by periods of depression that alternate with mania.
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bipolar disorder definition


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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