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manic depression (psychiatry)

Definitions

noun

  1. a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression
Though manic depression, manic-depressive are still often used by the general public, they are seen as having negative connotations. The preferred terms nowadays are bipolar disorder and experiencing bipolar disorder

Example Sentences Including 'manic depression'

Or on the let-down maybe, in a fit of manic depression... "He gave a little shrug, a gesture of finality.
Innes, Hammond High Stand

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