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Manic-depressive psychosis   /mˈænɪk-dɪprˈɛsɪv saɪkˈoʊsəs/   Listen
Manic-depressive psychosis

A mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression.  Synonyms: bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness.

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"Manic-depressive psychosis" Quotes from Famous Books

... progress toward demential end-results in the same proportion as the general run of dementia praecox cases do, whether or not they have come in conflict with the law. Occasionally we also see a case of organic brain disease or manic-depressive psychosis, and in more frequent instances a case of epilepsy. The other, and according to many authorities, by far the most predominant group of mental disorders met with in imprisonment, belongs to the so-called "prison psychoses", and bears definite, unmistakable ear-marks which differentiate it ...
— Studies in Forensic Psychiatry • Bernard Glueck

Words linked to "Manic-depressive psychosis" :   major affective disorder, manic depression, cyclothymic disorder, emotional disorder, bipolar disorder, emotional disturbance, affective disorder, manic depressive illness, cyclic disorder, cyclothymia

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