manic-depressive illness
noun Date: 1951 bipolar disorder

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  • manic-depressive psychosis — n. (Med.), A mental disorder characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. Syn: bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manic-depressive psychosis — noun a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression • Syn: ↑bipolar disorder, ↑manic depression, ↑manic depressive illness • Hypernyms: ↑affective disorder, ↑major affective disorder, ↑emotional disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • manic-depressive — I noun a person afflicted with manic depressive illness (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑sick person, ↑diseased person, ↑sufferer II adjective suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression …   Useful english dictionary

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