A central symptom of Bipolar depression, derived from the aposition of two words: despair and elation. Universally present in bipolar patients, either manic (hyper) or depressed (down), characterized by the simultaneous presence of elavation of mood and tearful emotions at once. A paradigm of bipolar disorder and unique to this illness.
Her despelation was clear between tearful sighing and loud vociferation.
by Quijotario May 22, 2013