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What is manic depression?

Bipolar disorder was once called manic depression. The term manic describes the elevated mood that occurs in bipolar disorder, where a person feels extremely high, and overexcited. Depression refers to the low mood that people experience as part of a bipolar episode.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 25 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Depression


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