manicdepressive

manic-depressive

[man-ik-di-pres-iv] Psychiatry.
adjective
1.
suffering from bipolar disorder.
noun
2.
a person suffering from this disorder.

Origin:
1900–05

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manic-depressive
 
adj
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)
 
n
2.  Compare cyclothymia a person afflicted with this disorder

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

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