Are manic depression and bipolar disorder the same thing?
Yep they are the same. Bipolar is characterized by manic depressive behaviour, so yeah :)
What used to be called manic depressive disorder is now called bipolar disorder.
yes bipolar is the up-to-date version or name for manic depressive disorder check it out in the DSM IV
Yes, but bipolar disorder is the new name for manic depression.
You can call it Bipolar Manic depressive that's what Doctors. call it
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.