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Bipolar Disorder

  • By: Robert P. Reiser
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression or manic depressive illness) is a psychiatric disorder marked by extreme shifts in mood from severe depression to mania (a highly activated state). The cyclical mood fluctuations that characterize this disorder can be ...

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