Falret, Jean-Pierre

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Jean-Pierre, French psychiatrist, 1794-1870.
Falret disease - manic-depressive psychosis. Synonym(s): circular insanity; cyclic insanity
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The first documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the 19th century was in 1851 when French psychiatrist Jean-Pierre Falret published an article about switching through severe depression and manic excitement while also noting the genetic connection.
In 1851 his former patron Jean-Pierre Falret had discovered bipolar disorder, the concept that mania and melancholy were not two separate disorders but just distinct phases of the same disease.
Jean-Pierre Falret de l'Hypochondrie et du Suicide (Paris, 1822), 76-77 93-94.