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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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The National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association offers people living with depression the following tips to keep in mind:
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