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Are manic depression and bipolar disorder the same thing?

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Yep they are the same. Bipolar is characterized by manic depressive behaviour, so yeah :)

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What used to be called manic depressive disorder is now called bipolar disorder.

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yes bipolar is the up-to-date version or name for manic depressive disorder check it out in the DSM IV

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there are several medications for bipolar disease that help....check with a psychiatrist
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Yes, but bipolar disorder is the new name for manic depression.

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You can call it Bipolar Manic depressive that's what Doctors. call it

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Bipolar is a newer name for manic depressive and is further categorized as bipolar I or bipolar 2 based on the severity and frequency of mood swings. Both can be well controlled with medication.

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