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manic-depressive illness

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noun
  1. bipolar disorder.
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Also called man·ic-de·pres·sion.
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British Dictionary definitions for manic depression

manic depression

noun
  1. a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
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usage

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.
  1. bipolar disorder
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manic depression in Science

manic-depressive illness

[măn′ĭk-dĭ-prĕsĭv]
  1. See bipolar disorder.
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manic depression in Culture

manic-depressive illness

See bipolar disorder.

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