psycholepsy

noun

psy·​cho·​lep·​sy ˈsī-kō-ˌlep-sē How to pronounce psycholepsy (audio)
plural psycholepsies
: an attack of hopelessness and mental inertia especially following elation and occurring typically in psychasthenic individuals

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“Psycholepsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/psycholepsy. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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