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bipolar disorder

noun

Definition of bipolar disorder

  1. :  any of several psychological disorders of mood characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania —called also manic depression, manic-depressive illness



1980

First Known Use of bipolar disorder

1980


Medical Dictionary

bipolar disorder

noun

Medical Definition of bipolar disorder

  1. :  any of several mood disorders characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania or by episodes of depression alternating with mild nonpsychotic excitement—called also bipolar affective disorder, bipolar illness, manic depression, manic-depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis; compare major depressive disorder




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