One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mental condition marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.
- ‘Almost four out of ten people could not think of any symptoms related to bipolar disorder or manic depression, as it is also known.’
- ‘These are the extremes associated with bipolar disorder, which can be a serious and disabling mental illness.’
- ‘Like every other mental ailment, bipolar disorder is treated through medication and counseling.’
- ‘The most difficult to treat and disabling aspect of bipolar disorder is the depression phase.’
- ‘Signs of chronic mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia may first show up in childhood.’
- ‘However, the combination of both scales was most useful in discriminating bipolar disorders from unipolar depressive disorders.’
- ‘Patients with chronic severe depressive and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorders are particularly in need of specialty consultation and management.’
- ‘The natural history of symptoms and dysfunction during previous pregnancies and deliveries, if known, is also important, especially in patients with depressive and bipolar disorders.’
- ‘The clinical spectrum of the disease can range from simple sadness to a major depressive or bipolar disorder.’
- ‘Today, five of the ten leading causes of disability worldwide (major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol use and obsessive compulsive disorders) are mental illnesses.’
- ‘Another type of depression is bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness.’
- ‘There continue to be very few articles on serious mental disorders, with only two papers submitted, specifically on depression and bipolar disorders.’
- ‘She'd long suspected she might suffer from bipolar disorder and depression, but hadn't pursued it.’
- ‘Most had been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.’
- ‘It lowers rates of depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression and suicide.’
- ‘The depression episodes of bipolar disorder may be treated in a similar way to clinical depression.’
- ‘Wurtman goes so far as to call them dangerous for those who already struggle with depression or bipolar disorder.’
- ‘When bipolar disorder and alcoholism occur together, each can worsen the symptoms and severity of the other.’
- ‘One study revealed a 13 percent risk of bipolar disorder among offspring of persons with the disorder.’
- ‘Major psychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, may have a genetic link.’
The terms bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder are increasingly being used in place of manic depression. See manic depression
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