manic-depressive

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

adjective

suffering from bipolar disorder.

noun

a person suffering from this disorder.

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Origin of manic-depressive

First recorded in 1900–05
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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
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Medical definitions for manic-depressive

manic-depressive

adj.

Of, relating to, or affected by bipolar disorder.

n.

A person who is afflicted with bipolar disorder.
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