a fear of insanity
[man-ik] /ˈmæn ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or affected by . /ˈmænɪk/ adjective 1. characterizing, denoting, or affected by mania noun 2. a person afflicted with mania adj. “pertaining to or affected with mania,” 1902, from mania + -ic. The clinical term manic depressive also is from 1902; manic depression is first attested 1903. manic […]
[man-ik-di-pres-iv] /ˈmæn ɪk dɪˈprɛs ɪv/ Psychiatry. adjective 1. suffering from bipolar disorder. noun 2. a person suffering from this disorder. adjective 1. denoting a mental disorder characterized either by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression (bipolar manic-depressive disorder or syndrome) or by depression on its own or (rarely) by elation on its own […]
- Manic-depressive illness
noun 1. . manic-depressive illness n. Bipolar disorder. manic-depressive illness (mān’ĭk-dĭ-prěs’ĭv) See bipolar disorder. See bipolar disorder.
noun, Psychiatry. 1. a type of affective disorder characterized by euphoric mood, excessive activity and talkativeness, impaired judgment, and sometimes psychotic symptoms, as grandiose delusions.