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manic pixie dream girl

In film and literature, a female character, depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, who is used solely to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) male protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. Film critic Nathan Rabin first used the term in 2007 to describe Kirsten Dunst's character in the film Elizabethtown. It is sometimes abbreviated as MPDG. Natalie Portman's character in Garden State is often considered a manic pixie dream girl.
See also: dream, girl, manic, pixie

manic pixie dream boy

In film and literature, a male character who is depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, and who is used solely or primarily to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) female protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. The term is an adaptation of "manic pixie dream girl," first used by film critic Nathan Rabin in 2007. I don't know if I agree with the assertion that Augustus Waters is a manic pixie dream boy.
See also: boy, dream, manic, pixie

manic pixie dream guy

In film and literature, a male character who is depicted as a cute, quirky free spirit, and who is used solely or primarily to be the love interest of and further the personal growth of the (often disillusioned or depressed) female protagonist, rather than being a fully realized character. The term is an adaptation of "manic pixie dream girl," first used by film critic Nathan Rabin in 2007. I don't know if I agree with the assertion that Augustus Waters is a manic pixie dream guy.
See also: dream, guy, manic, pixie
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In split-plot (mixed) design ANOVA, the aripiprazole and lithium groups differed significantly in terms of frequency (F(9, 110) = 2.67, SS = 8562.58, MSe = 356.31, p < 0.007) and intensity (F(9, 110) = 2.80, SS = 8497.93, MSe = 337.74, p < 0.005) of the manic symptoms.
From Cowley's description, however, it is clear that Crane experienced exotic and original connections in his poetry during early manic phases which he did not experience ordinarily in life, but which also included trips to the local dockside for homosexual encounters with sailors, and which frequently ended in brawls that followed.
There was no sign of a new mood symptom in the one-year follow-up since the first manic period of the patient.
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So, at low doses, amisulpride leads to an increase in dopaminergic activity, which could explain the onset of manic symptoms [7].
Over all impulsivity, attentional, motor, non- planning impulsivity is high in manic and substance abused patients [16].
He added: "There are limited studies addressing the association of cannabis use and manic symptoms, which suggests this is a relatively neglected clinical issue.
Prof Josh Bamfield of the Centre for Retail Research added: "Manic Monday will be a significant day but I don't expect to see the scale of price cutting that was evident on Black Friday."
When considering dosing and optimal medication combinations for treating mania, clinical trials may be of limited value because most of these studies only included hospitali7ed manic patients.
In the outpatient setting the first week of treatment saw very little change but decrease in the severity of manic symptoms was noted in the next 3 weeks.
Upon his second admission in 2006, the patient again presented with manic symptoms.
The investigators also performed an analysis to determine which factors were associated with depressive, manic, and mixed mood.
Manic's server software puts companies tapping the burgeoning market for iPhone and iPad apps in full control of their push messaging, allowing for unlimited messages without additional cost.
IWAS absolutely fuming at Twilight star Robert Pattinson when he said he puts his being unlucky in love down to the fact that he is a manic depressive.