Definition of Bipolar disorder

1. Noun. A mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression.

Definition of Bipolar disorder

1. Noun. (clinical psychology) A psychiatric diagnostic category, previously called manic depression, characterised by mood swings between great energy (manic) and clinical depression. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bipolar disorder

1. Perviously referred to as manic depressive illness, characterised by the occurrence of mania (euphoria) alternating with bouts of depression. (19 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bipolar Disorder

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Literary usage of Bipolar disorder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"118 bipolar disorder Clients with bipolar disorder may be treated in traditional treatment settings if they are well controlled on their medications for the ..."

2. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"A bipolar disorder is diagnosed upon evidence of one or more manic episodes, ... bipolar disorder is subclassified as manic, depressed, ..."

3. Treatment of Drug Dependent Individuals with Comorbid Mental Disorders edited by Lisa S. Onken, Jack D. Blaine, Sander Genser, Arthur M. Horton (1998)
"Reviews of the prevalence of substance use disorders in clients with schizophrenia (Mueser et al. 1990), bipolar disorder (Goodwin and ..."

4. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"The essential feature of bipolar disorder is the occurrence of one or ... bipolar disorder also usually involves a history of major depressive episodes. ..."

5. Management and Supervision of Jail Inmates with Mental Disorders by Martin Drapkin, William C. Collins (1999)
"... Depressed Inmates 4-8 bipolar disorder 4-11 Overview of bipolar disorder 4-11 Indicators of Possible bipolar disorder 4-11 Management and Supervision of ..."

6. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depressive disorder) is characterized by ... Persons with bipolar disorder in a manic phase can be disruptive, ..."

7. Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosi by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Patients with bipolar disorder experience considerable impairment in social and ... The 1-month prevalence for bipolar disorder is 0.1 to 0.6 percent. ..."

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