reactive depression

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Noun1.reactive depression - an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)reactive depression - an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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re·ac·tive de·pres·sion

n. reacción depresiva psicótica a consecuencia de una experiencia traumática.
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"And there's also an issue about over-prescribing and the two are linked in that many people who have anxiety and what I would call reactive depression to their circumstances, who would be more appropriately treated maybe by cognitive behavioural therapy or counselling or therapy, because that doesn't exist in any areas.
Sue said: "I had a reactive depression. I was classed as being drug resistant.
The duration and evolution of possible symptoms are also variable, as reflected in a prospective study (Vikander, Koechling, Borg, Tonn, & Hiltunen, 2010) where up to four patterns of evolution were observed for different groups of symptoms over a period of 50 weeks, some of which, if they presented (symptoms related to anxiety and reactive depression and perceptive disorders), still persisted after the end of the study.
She says these nurses often have a reactive depression, due to the stressors created by their situation and having their competence questioned.
The Employment Tribunal held that the employee had been unfairly dismissed, finding that : the employer dismissed the employee |because of her sickness absence record the employer acted unreasonably in |treating the reason for the dismissal as suf-ficient reason the employer did not cause the illness |that caused the employee to be absent from work the employee's continued reactive |depression was aggravated by reason of the employer's failure to release information in its possession that would have removed the cause of the claimants reactive depression The employer then appealed the decision to the Employment Appeals Tribunal which dismissed the appeal, holding that the Tribunal at first instance did not make an error in law.
Reactive Depression contrasted with Melancholia and was closely linked to major life events like grief, loss of a job, broken love affair, etc.
Daphne initially suffered a "reactive depression," with thoughts of "being like my mother".

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