First Known Use of manic depression
MANIC DEPRESSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manic depression for English Language Learners
: a mental illness in which a person experiences periods of strong excitement and happiness followed by periods of sadness and depression
medical Definition of manic depression
- 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
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