manic depression

Definitions of manic depression

n a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression

bipolar disorder, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis
cyclic disorder, cyclothymia, cyclothymic disorder
a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
Type of:
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder
any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

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