Melancholia

By Renée Grinnell

Severe and unrelenting clinical depression; the term depression is generally used over melancholia in diagnosis.

Example: A woman is chronically unable to experience pleasure or to sleep after 4 AM; she finds herself unable to eat and has lost 30 pounds.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Oct 2008

 

 
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