manic-depressive

[ man-ik-di-pres-iv ]
/ ˈmæn ɪk dɪˈprɛs ɪv /
Psychiatry.

adjective

suffering from bipolar disorder.

noun

a person suffering from this disorder.

Origin of manic-depressive

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manic-depressive

British Dictionary definitions for manic-depressive

manic-depressive

/ psychiatry /

adjective

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

a person afflicted with this disorderCompare cyclothymia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for manic-depressive

manic-depressive


adj.

Of, relating to, or affected by bipolar disorder.

n.

A person who is afflicted with bipolar disorder.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.