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manic-depressive illness

noun
Also called manic-depression.
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Examples from the web for manic depression
  • Some researchers suggest this mental state might share neurochemical characteristics with the manic phase of manic depression.
  • Julie was dealing with issues of manic depression and within a year, struggled to stop using speed.
British Dictionary definitions for manic depression

manic depression

noun
1.
a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
Usage note
Though manic depression, manic-depressive are still often used by the general public, they are seen as having negative connotations. The preferred terms nowadays are bipolar disorder and experiencing bipolar disorder
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manic depression in Medicine

manic-depressive illness n.
Bipolar disorder.

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manic depression in Science
manic-depressive illness
  (mān'ĭk-dĭ-prěs'ĭv)   
See bipolar disorder.
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manic depression in Culture

manic-depressive illness definition


See bipolar disorder.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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