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involutional depression


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A form of depression occurring in both sexes during the menopause or in middle life, with feelings of anxiety, futility, and guilt. Also called involutional melancholia. Compare involutional psychosis. [From Latin involutum rolled up, from involvere to roll up+-ion indicating an action, process, or state+-alis of or relating to]

Subjects: Psychology.


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