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manic depression

noun

Simple Definition of manic depression

  • : a mental illness in which a person experiences periods of strong excitement and happiness followed by periods of sadness and depression

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of manic depression

1911

First Known Use of manic depression

1911


Medical Dictionary

manic depression

noun

Medical Definition of manic depression

  1. :  bipolar disorder <Able to stabilize the mood swings of many people with manic depression, lithium revolutionized psychiatric therapy when the drug came on the scene several decades ago.—J. Travis, Science News, 11 Nov. 2000>



Variants of manic depression

or

manic–depression


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of manic depression


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