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Manic Depression (Bipolar Affective Disorder)

Background Manic depression is commonly referred to as bipolar disorder. It is a major affective disorder, or mood disorder, characterized by dramatic mood swings. When in a manic state, it causes sleeplessness, sometimes for days, along with hallucinations, psychosis, grandiose delusions, and/or paranoia. Bipolar disorder is defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally

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