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involutional melancholia

noun Psychiatry.
  1. (formerly) extreme depression related to menopause or, less frequently, the male climacteric.
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Origin of involutional melancholia

First recorded in 1905–10
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involutional melancholia in Medicine

involutional melancholia

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