manic-depressive illness


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manic-depressive illness

[¦man·ik di¦pres·iv ′il·nəs]
(psychology)
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It cannot be a coincidence that such a high proportion of writers have been manic-depressives: medical studies have indicated that creative artists suffer from eight to ten times the rate of major depressive illness, ten to forty times the rate of manic-depressive illness, and up to eighteen times the rate of suicide of the general population.
Figures in the literature suggest up to one out of every six people with manic-depressive illness may end their lives by suicide, which is much, much higher than the risk in the general population.
LaMarche's son also has manic-depressive illness, sometimes known as bipolar disorder, which the National Institute of Mental Health defines as a serious brain disease that causes extreme shifts in mood energy and functioning.
Last, a diagnostic evaluation should include a mental status examination to determine if speech or thought patterns or memory have been affected, as sometimes happens in the case of a depressive or manic-depressive illness.
That's certainly true, and there are certain kinds of manic-depressive illness where you have generally more euphoria in your manias and certain other patterns within the illness itself in which you're more likely to respond to lithium.
In her book Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament (1993, Free Press), Jamison refers to manic depression as "occasionally an exhilarating and powerfully creative force, more often a destructive one.
Life had its ups and downs, especially since Hemingway suffered as an adult from manic-depressive illness and alcoholism, which caused him to have his physician's license revoked in the 1980s.
As a result of these treatments, many thousands of persons who have brain diseases such as depression, manic-depressive illness, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders lead fulfilling and productive lives.
We advise, particularly people who come from families in which there are multiple cases of depression or manic-depressive illness, that they are wise to be aware of the symptoms and signs that may indicate it's appropriate to seek professional help.
Well, 15 years ago the Clintons went into a real estate deal with a man who later bought an S&L, succumbed to manic-depressive illness, and ran it into the ground.
Or has it always been an extraordinary coincidence that the "artistic temperature" abd manic-depressive illness often shared the same host?