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[man-ik-di-pres-iv] /ˈmæn ɪk dɪˈprɛs ɪv/ Psychiatry.

suffering from bipolar disorder.
a person suffering from this disorder.
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 (unipolar disorder)
a person afflicted with this disorder Compare cyclothymia

manic-depressive adj.
Of, relating to, or affected by manic-depressive illness. n.
A person afflicted with manic-depressive illness.


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