melancholia(redirected from panphobic melancholia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
MELANCHOLIA, med. jur. A name given by the ancients to a species of partial intellectual mania, now more generally known by the name of monomania. (q.v.) It bore this name because it was supposed to be always attended by dejection of mind and gloomy ideas. Vide Mania.,