manic depression

noun

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1911

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manic depression

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 Dictionary

manic depression

noun
variants: or manic-depression

medical Definition of manic depression

: 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. TravisScience News11 Nov. 2000

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