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manic-depressive

Psychiatry
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)
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As debilitating as blindness or paraplegia, manic depression destroys the ability to reason, motivate, communicate, share ideas, and foster productive relationships," Prechter will testify.
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