Definition of manic depressive in English:

manic depressive

noun & adjective

  • See manic depression

    • ‘Psychological states that are genetic, like manic-depressive disorder, are extraordinarily difficult to change.’
    • ‘My father's father, I am told, was manic-depressive back in the days when those words rarely appeared together or separately.’
    • ‘These people were manic-depressives and paranoid schizophrenics.’
    • ‘Hair analyses reveal that manic-depressives often have high copper levels in their hair, but the copper does not seem to be getting into the cells properly.’
    • ‘At first, Fisher may have ignored her friends' pleas, but she eventually found a psychiatrist, and a support group for manic-depressives.’