Definitions for "Bipolar Disorder"
Keywords:  mania, manic, mood, episode, hopeless
a severe mental illness characterized by repeated episodes of mania and depression.
The essential feature of Bipolar Disorder is one or more manic episodes usually accompanied by one or more major depressive episodes.
In most patients, manic episodes alternate with depression. The mania can range from euphoria to irritability. Thinking seems to be at warp speed; ideas are grandiose, even paranoid. Judgment is compromised; behavior is reckless.