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- another term for bipolar disorder
- ‘This range is emphasized in people suffering from manic depression, a disorder which brings on strong depression as well as extreme happiness.’
- ‘He had been plagued with mental illness and manic depression during his life, suffering no fewer than ten breakdowns.’
- ‘He suffered from manic depression after shell shock in World War II and the festival has been timed to coincide with Mental Health Week.’
- ‘I didn't know it at the time, but he was under a psychiatrist's care for manic depression and several other mental illnesses.’
- ‘You are about to market a drug that cures anxiety, manic depression, and schizophrenia.’
The term manic depression is now felt to have negative connotations, and is being replaced by less loaded terms such as bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder. People with the condition can be referred to simply as bipolar, or as having bipolar disorder
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