bipolar disorder

bipolar disorder
noun
a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression

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ˌbiˌpolar disˈorder 7 [bipolar disorder] (also ˌbiˌpolar afˌfective disˈorder) noun uncountable, countable (also ˌmanic-deˈpression uncountable) (psychology)
a mental illness causing sb to change suddenly from being extremely depressed to being extremely happy

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