Definition of Manic

1. Adjective. Affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason. "Outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity"

Exact synonyms: Frenzied
Similar to: Wild
Derivative terms: Mania, Mania

Definition of Manic

1. a. Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement.

Definition of Manic

1. Adjective. (psychiatry) manic-depressive ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked. ¹

3. Adjective. Colloquial, to exhibit great energy, as one who is in the manic phase of manic depression. ¹

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Definition of Manic

1. one that is affected with mania [n -S]

Medical Definition of Manic

1. Affected by mania. (14 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manic

manic (current term)
manic-depressive disease
manic-depressive disorder
manic-depressive illness
manic-depressive psychosis
manic depression
manic depressive
manic depressive illness
manic disorder
manic episode
manic excitement
manic psychosis

Literary usage of Manic

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

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The manic-Depressive Group of Psychoses There is a group of psychoses characterized hy manic states (manias). by depressive states ..."

2. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"(4) manic Depressive Insanity. This disease occasionally does not begin until ... The diagnosis can be made only when several attacks or manic phases have ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"STATISTICAL STUDY OF HALLUCINATIONS IN THE manic-DEPRESSIVE TYPE OF ... Of the manic states he says in regard to these that hallucinations are " rare and ..."

4. Neurosyphilis by Elmer Ernest Southard, Harry Caesar Solomon (1917)
"Differential diagnosis between NEUROSYPHILIS and manic-DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS. ... Accordingly, the diagnosis of manic-depressive psychosis might well have ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"In describing these types of mental disturbance the two principal phases—the manic and the depressive—will first be described and then the various forms of ..."

6. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"CHAPTER V. manic DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSES.1 manic depressive insanity is ... manic TYPE. Mania presents itself in three principal forms: simple mania, ..."

7. An Outline of Abnormal Psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"I. Symptoms of manic-Depressive Insanity. The fundamental symptom in all forms is psychic inhibition, and in the manic phase there is likewise exaggerated ..."

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