Synonyms

1. manic-depressive_psychosis

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

Synonyms

  • cyclic disorder
  • emotional disorder
  • cyclothymic disorder
  • major affective disorder
  • affective disorder
  • manic depressive illness
  • manic depression
  • cyclothymia
  • bipolar disorder

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2. manic-depressive

noun. a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness.

Synonyms

  • diseased person
  • sufferer

Antonyms

  • wise
  • of sound mind
  • in their right minds

3. manic-depressive

adjective. suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression.

Antonyms

  • reasonable

4. depressive

noun. ['dɪˈprɛsɪv'] someone suffering psychological depression.

Synonyms

  • melancholiac
  • sick person
  • sufferer
  • melancholic

5. psychosis

noun. ['saɪˈkoʊsəs'] any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted.

Synonyms

  • dementia praecox
  • DTs
  • mental disease
  • delirium tremens
  • psychopathy
  • paranoia
  • mental illness
  • schizophrenic disorder
  • schizophrenic psychosis

Antonyms

  • sanity

Etymology

  • -osis (English)
  • psych- (English)

6. manic

adjective. ['ˈmænɪk'] affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason.

Synonyms

  • wild

Antonyms

  • unagitated
  • quiet

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • mania (English)
  • mania (Latin)
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