bipolar disorder

noun

Definition of bipolar disorder

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

First Known Use of bipolar disorder

1972


Medical Dictionary

bipolar disorder

noun

medical Definition of bipolar disorder

:any of several mood disorders characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania
Note: The mania experienced in bipolar disorder may be of the euphoric or irritable type or both.
called also bipolar affective disorder, bipolar illness, manic depression, manic-depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis; compare major depressive disorder

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