manic-depressive disorder

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manic-depressive disorder



see bipolar disorderbipolar disorder,
formerly manic-depressive disorder
or manic-depression,
severe mental disorder involving manic episodes that are usually accompanied by episodes of depression.
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Comment: Bipolar disorder (also called manic-depressive disorder or manic depression) can be a serious, chronic, and difficult-to-treat disorder, and suicide or attempted suicide is not uncommon.
Some believe this may be part of a clinical picture consistent with a childhood form of manic-depressive disorder, now commonly called bipolar disorder; others propose a new diagnosis called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder; and others, like me, believe we simply do not know enough about these children, especially the very young ones, to make the call at this point.
It has been revealed that Mehmet Celikel, who has stabbed Turkish painter Bedri Baykam and his assistant Tugba Kurtulmus, has been receiving treatment for manic-depressive disorder. Officials said that Celikel had spent 6 months in prison 3 years ago for stabbing his second wife's ex-fiancee.
Formerly known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is introduced by Yatham (psychiatry, U.
Here we sense his love for each of the three women (Elisabeth, Marie, and Asta) to which he was successively wedded, the intensity and agony of his dispute with the theological rationalist Henrik Nicolai Clausen, his sparring with younger colleague and scholar Soren Kierkegaard, his wrestling with manic-depressive disorder, his disputes with bishops Jacob Peter Mynster and Hans Lassen Martensen.

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