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Whats the difference between Manic Depression & just Depression?

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ASDIC

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Hi, I will be entering med school next year and I wanted to ask this to the experts out there.
 

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In short: depression is a flat mood, feeling down, decreased energy etc.
manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder) is episodes of the above feeling combined witha t least one episode of feeling 'high', expansive, disinhibited to the point where it interferes with the patients life...
Hope this helps.
 
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