reactive depression


noun

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

Origin of reactive depression

First recorded in 1920–25
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reactive depression in Medicine

reactive depression

[rē-ăktĭv]

n.

Depression precipitated by something intensely sad or distressing.
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