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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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She and her colleagues focused on the COMT gene because it has a known function and falls within a DNA segment that, when missing, is associated with symptoms of manic depression, schizophrenia, and OCD (SN: 1/4/97, p.