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manic-depressive

[man-ik-di-pres-iv] /ˈmæn ɪk dɪˈprɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
suffering from bipolar disorder.
noun
2.
a person suffering from this disorder.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The judge reversed herself once a psychiatrist testified to manic-depressive illness.
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  • manic-depressive illness and schizophrenia tend to run in different families.
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British Dictionary definitions for manic-depressive

manic-depressive

adjective
1.
denoting a mental disorder characterized either by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression (bipolar manic-depressive disorder or syndrome) or by depression on its own or (rarely) by elation on its own (unipolar disorder)
noun
2.
a person afflicted with this disorder Compare cyclothymia
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manic-depressive in Medicine

manic-depressive adj.
Of, relating to, or affected by manic-depressive illness. n.
A person afflicted with manic-depressive illness.

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