involutional-melancholia

involutional melancholia

noun Psychiatry.
(formerly) extreme depression related to menopause or, less frequently, the male climacteric.

Origin:
1905–10

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involutional melancholia n.
A form of depression that occurs in late middle age, sometimes accompanied by paranoia.

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