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Is manic-depressive = bipolar disorder?
32 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
17 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Manic-depression is a descriptive term for bipolar disorder.

In brief: Yes
Manic-depression is a descriptive term for bipolar disorder.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, bipolar is the newer name.

In brief: Yes
Yes, bipolar is the newer name.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Interchangable
The terms are interchangable.
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence.

In brief: Interchangable
The terms are interchangable.
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Jane Steiner
Yes, they are the same thing.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar Disorder
Its an other way of describing the mood fluctuation that does happen with mood disorders.
Its the change in moods from lowest depression to extreme mania or high extreme moods.

In brief: Bipolar Disorder
Its an other way of describing the mood fluctuation that does happen with mood disorders.
Its the change in moods from lowest depression to extreme mania or high extreme moods.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dr. Muhammad Munir
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
They are different names for the same condition

In brief: Yes
They are different names for the same condition
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Manic depressive
Is old term for bipolar disorder, which can include bipolar type 1, type 2, manic type, depressed type, with psychosis, without psychosis, or nos (not otherwise specified).

In brief: Manic depressive
Is old term for bipolar disorder, which can include bipolar type 1, type 2, manic type, depressed type, with psychosis, without psychosis, or nos (not otherwise specified).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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