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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British Dictionary definitions for bipolar disorder

bipolar disorder

bipolar affective disorder or bipolar syndrome

noun

a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
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Medicine definitions for bipolar disorder

bipolar disorder

n.

Any of several mood disorders usually characterized by alternating periods of depression with mania or hypomania.manic-depressive illness

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Science definitions for bipolar disorder

bipolar disorder

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

bipolar disorder

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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