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reactive depression

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noun

depression occurring in response to some situational stress, as loss of one's job.

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Origin of reactive depression

First recorded in 1920–25
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reactive depression
[ rē-ăktĭv ]

n.

Depression precipitated by something intensely sad or distressing.
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