manic-depressive illness


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manic-depressive illness

[¦man·ik di¦pres·iv ′il·nəs]
(psychology)
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Jamison KR (1993) Touched with fire: manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament.
This form of depression is sometimes called manic-depressive illness.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that occurs in about 1 percent of the population.
Peter Freeman, in mitigation, said O'Sullivan suffered from a manic-depressive illness.
Have any of your blood relatives (ie, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles) had manic-depressive illness or bipolar disorder?
Speaking from inside the Alternatives recovery clinic in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Johnstone said he was diagnosed in 1999 with bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, characterized by mood fluctuations from extreme highs to extreme lows.
This revised edition of Sones's highly praised poetry/novel (her first publication) closely relates to Sones's personal history, and the Afterword explains how her older sister (at 19) was placed in a mental institution with manic-depressive illness when Sones herself was 13 years old.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes dramatic shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function.
BIPOLAR DISORDER, OR MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS, is marked by periods of major depression and periods of mania, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
In The Flight of the Mind: Virginia's Woolf's Art and Manic-Depressive Illness (1992), Thomas Caramagno uses neuroscience to explain manic-depression and offers an interdisciplinary biography focusing on Woolf's inherited pre-disposition to that illness.
The celebrated novelist Bebe Moore Campbell tackles the delicate and often volatile dimension of manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder).