manic-depressive


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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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In the chapter on "Illness," Jamison provides an explanation for connecting Lowell's imaginative power and its transformative nature, and, subsequently, generalizes her explaining to many creative artists who suffer with manic-depressive illness.
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Describing the "manic-depressive syndrome" that characterized the art world of that time, he writes, "We don't even know what it is that we have to mourn."
The Brundtlands' youngest child, Jorgen, committed suicide in 1992 at the age of 25, after a long bout with manic-depressive illness.
Both Dennis and Hart rack up manic-depressive episodes and full-scale breakdowns as frequenfly as they have artistic triumphs.
There have been many studies of manic-depressive illness and its relationship to creativity.

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