Who discovered manic depression?

Answer The symptoms of manic depression were first noticed by Aretaeus of Cappadocia, though they were not published until 1650 in Richard Burton's book, "The Anatomy of Melancholia." Jules Falret coined ... Read More »

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What Are the Treatments for Manic Depression?

Manic depression, also called bipolar disorder, is a type of mood disorder. This disorder is characterized by extreme changes in mood from extreme highs (mania) to crippling depression. There is no... Read More »

What are signs of manic depression?

Manic depression---also known as bipolar disorder---is a mood disorder that causes you to swing between episodes of depression and mania. According to the Mayo Clinic, certain behaviors and charact... Read More »

What is bipolar manic depression?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar manic depression is a disorder that causes dramatic mood swings. The disorder entails manic episodes and depression and is a serious me... Read More »

Is manic depression the same as bipolar?

According to, bipolar disorder was once named manic depression but the term "bipolar" now reflects the disease better by addressing the "poles" of emotion in the disorder. Bipolar disord... Read More »