BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies to affective conditions which lead to psychological disorders.

BIPOLAR: "Going beyond occasional mood swings now and then, being bipolar translates into a pathological mood disorder that leans toward the extreme."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BIPOLAR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bipolar/ (accessed August 15, 2018).
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