depression occurring in response to some situational stress, as loss of one's job.
Words nearby reactive depression
Compare endogenous depression.
Origin of reactive depression
First recorded in 1920–25
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Medicine definitions for reactive depression
[ rē-ăk′tĭv ]
Depression precipitated by something intensely sad or distressing.
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