depressive reaction

depression; the term is sometimes used to denote specific types of depression, such as reactive depression, or any of various mood disorders in which depression plays the predominant role.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • MANIACO-DÉPRESSIVE (PSYCHOSE) — Connue depuis l’Antiquité, la survenue chez un même sujet d’états de dépression et d’états d’excitation a inspiré au cours des siècles la veine descriptive et classificatoire des médecins et des psychiatres. En 1899, E. Kraepelin fait la synthèse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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