from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or having two poles or charges.
- adj. Relating to a device capable of using two polarizations, such as a transistor that uses positive and negative charge carriers.
- adj. Relating to or involving both of the earth's polar regions.
- adj. Having two opposite or contradictory ideas or natures: the bipolar world of the postwar period.
- adj. Biology Having two poles or opposite extremities: a bipolar neuron.
- adj. Psychology Relating to a major affective disorder that is characterized by episodes of mania and depression.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Involving both extremes (poles) at the same time.
- adj. Relating to or having bipolar disorder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Doubly polar; having two poles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Doubly polar; having two poles.
- Specifically In anatomy, having two processes from opposite poles: said of certain nervecells.
- In electricity, pertaining to an electric machine having two poles.
- In zoology, occurring in the north and south polar regions, but not in the intervening tropical ocean. See extract under bipolarity, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to manic depressive illness
- adj. having two poles
- adj. of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions
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In psychiatry, the term bipolar disorder now is preferred.
The word bipolar refers to the two poles of energetic extremes.
He only wishes such understanding of what he calls a bipolar "disposition" had existed when Kay was still alive.
(I am not joking) is what I call a bipolar structure of government.
I tried a couple of SSRIs, and you're right, they can really suck for manic-depressives (I hate the term bipolar, 'cause I was bipolar before they had a nice shiny new fucking name for it that lots of people who DON'T deal with nearly as much could cling to and claim and insult the rest of us, thank you very much).
Being bipolar is a lot more then having emotional highs and lows.
Back then no one knew the name for bipolar disorder, or how to take care of it.
Those taking Seroquel showed greater improvement in bipolar depression symptoms, overall quality of life, and satisfaction related to functioning, the company said.
While this was only a local ruling, the definition of bipolar disorder as a physical illness-a neurobiological disorder that affects the physical and chemical structure of the brain-is one that may be used as illustrative case law as similar cases emerge in other jurisdictions.
We do not know if the label of bipolar was something Katy believed she had or not.
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