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involutional melancholia

noun, Psychiatry.
(formerly) extreme depression related to menopause or, less frequently, the male climacteric.
Origin of involutional melancholia
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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involutional-melancholia in Medicine

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

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