catathymic crisis

cata·​thy·​mic crisis | \¦katə¦thīmik-\

Definition of catathymic crisis 

: an unexpected explosive outburst of impulsive often destructive behavior understandable only in terms of unconscious motivation

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History and Etymology for catathymic crisis

cata- + Greek thymos spirit + English -ic

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