Definition of bipolar disorder in English:

bipolar disorder

Syllabification: bi·po·lar dis·or·der

noun

  • A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. Also called (especially formerly) manic depression. Compare with unipolar.
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    • Signs of chronic mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia may first show up in childhood.
    • Like every other mental ailment, bipolar disorder is treated through medication and counseling.
    • Patients with chronic severe depressive and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorders are particularly in need of specialty consultation and management.

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