involutional melancholia

noun

: agitated depression occurring at about the time of menopause or andropause that was formerly considered a distinct disorder but is now subsumed under major depressive disorder

called also involutional psychosis

Dictionary Entries Near involutional melancholia

Cite this Entry

“Involutional melancholia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/involutional%20melancholia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!