Recent Examples of manic depression from the Web
He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which was then called manic depression.
Eating disorders, cutting, depression, suicide, manic depression — in the popular imagination, all these things are most often seen as the struggles of young, wealthy, white American women.
Since then, researchers have found that people with genetic markers for colorblindness and a specific blood type were susceptible to manic depression.
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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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