bipolar illness

noun

Definition of bipolar illness

: bipolar disorder People with bipolar illness fluctuate between two mood extremes—mania and depression.— Paul Donohue

First Known Use of bipolar illness

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bipolar illness was in 1972

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“Bipolar illness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bipolar%20illness. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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bipolar illness

noun

Medical Definition of bipolar illness

: bipolar disorder Bipolar illness is characterized by manic episodes of abnormally elated mood, increased energy, rapid speech, irritability, impulsivity, hostility and psychosis, and periods of severe depression.— Jamie Talan, Newsday

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