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Falret, 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.
de l'Hypochondrie et du Suicide (Paris, 1822), 76-77 93-94.