manic-depressive(redirected from manic-depressives)
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marked by alternating periods of mania and depression.
m.-d. disorders former name for the bipolar disorders.
1. Pertaining to a manic-depressive psychosis (bipolar disorder).
2. One suffering from such a disorder.
manic-depressive/man·ic-de·pres·sive/ (man″ik-de-pres´iv) alternating between attacks of mania and depression, as in bipolar disorders.
Of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder.
A person who has bipolar disorder.
bi·po·lar dis·or·der(bī-pō'lăr dis-ōr'dĕr)
Affective disorder characterized by occurrence of alternating manic, hypomanic, or mixed episodes and with major depresive episodes.