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Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depressive Illness - Glossary

depression psychological stabilizer mood

  • Medication prescribed to relieve depression. Three of the most common are Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac.
  • Illness in which emotions swing between two (bi) opposite (polar) emotional states. The clinical term for manic depression.
  • A psychological state of being strongly driven to do something.
  • A mood stabilizer used to treat manic depression.
  • A medical procedure that shows the changes of electric potential that occur during a heartbeat.
  • Relating to genes; something that is hereditary.
  • Chemicals that carry messages between your brain and your nerve cells.
  • A state of being excessively active, energetic, and unable to concentrate.
  • A mild form of manic depression in which manic phases are less extreme.
  • A natural substance commonly prescribed as a mood stabilizer for manic depression.
  • A psychological state in which you feel excessive energy, happiness, and enthusiasm.
  • Chemicals that your brain uses to send messages to the rest of your body.
  • Psychological state in which you focus excessively on a single feeling or idea.
  • Relating to the workings of the physical body.
  • Relating to the workings of the mind.
  • Treatment of mental or emotional disorders through psychological analysis.
  • A psychological test in which you interpret abstract ink patterns.
  • A mood stabilizer used to treat manic depression.
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