reactive depression


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

Origin of reactive depression

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for reactive depression

reactive depression
[ rē-ăktĭv ]


Depression precipitated by something intensely sad or distressing.
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