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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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Medical definitions for reactive depression

reactive depression
[ rē-ăktĭv ]

n.
Depression precipitated by something intensely sad or distressing.
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