bipolar affective disorder:

January 10, 2007 1:55am CST
This disorder is characterized by repeated (i.e. at least two) episodes in which the patient’s mood and activity levels are significantly disturbed, this disturbance consisting on some occasions of an elevation of mood and increased energy and activity (mania), and on others of a lowering of mood and decreased energy and activity (depression).
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• United States
23 Sep 10
Wait. So is Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Affective Disorder the same thing? I am Bipolar, but my psychiatrist never called it Bipolar Affective Disorder before... or if he did then it could have gone in one ear and out the other... (this happens often ;)).