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depression

noun debasement, decline, deflation, depreciation, despondence, despondency, dispiritedness, dolefulness, economic decline, gloom, lowering, lowness, maeror, sinking, slump
Associated concepts: economic depression
See also: anguish, curtailment, decrease, distress, pessimism, prostration
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The group that most resembled a reactive depression group, but with only a modest increase in symptoms, increased service use over time, with up to 70% receiving services by age 19.
Reactive depression happens when people react to, and become depressed by, the things that are taking place.
Many patients with serious neurological disorders experience reactive depression in response to their diagnosis.
He was later diagnosed as having reactive depression, and this has become worse after his arrest and conviction."
"Unsurprisingly I experienced a severe reactive depression. It was a desperate time.
She claimed her reactive depression was first triggered by an e-mail from her line manager, describing her as 'worthless'.
Today, Gary is unable to work and suffers from auto-immune disorders, toxic myopathy, chronic obstructive lung diseases with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, blood disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, liver dysfunctions, polyarthritis, swelling of feet and lower legs, muscle weakness, cardiac arrhythmia, reactive depression, and memory loss.
A jury returned an open verdict after his estranged wife, Alison told how he had been diagnosed with reactive depression and had taken 15 overdoses.

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