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manic-depressive

[man-ik-di-pres-iv] /ˈmæn ɪk dɪˈprɛs ɪv/ Psychiatry.
adjective
1.
suffering from bipolar disorder.
noun
2.
a person suffering from this disorder.
Origin of manic-depressive
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Kraepelin treats stupors occurring in manic-depressive insanity as falling into two groups, the depressive and manic.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Aye, prodigious—and dangerous in his manic-depressive state.

    Walls of Acid Henry Hasse
  • The intellectual processes suffer more seriously in stupor than in any other form of manic-depressive insanity.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • The cases in this family seem all to be instances of manic-depressive insanity.

    Being Well-Born Michael F. Guyer
  • Since the prognosis is good, we feel obliged to classify this with the manic-depressive reactions.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Occasionally it shows, superficially, a similarity to the manic-depressive type.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • A book on "the psychology of manic-depressive insanity" will shortly appear by the editor.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • In most manic-depressive psychoses visits of relations have a bad effect.

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  • In fact it is probable the true stupors may occur in epilepsy just as in dementia prcox or manic-depressive insanity.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
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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