decompensate

[ dee-kom-puhn-seyt ]
/ diˈkɒm pənˌseɪt /

verb (used without object), de·com·pen·sat·ed, de·com·pen·sat·ing.

Psychology. to lose the ability to maintain normal or appropriate psychological defenses, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, or delusions.

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