a reaction to tangible or emotional antagonists wherein someone is likely to remove themselves from friends and family, grow tired, and have less motivation and energy for activity. A way of preserving energy and collecting lost physical and mental stamina, this reaction is similar to symptoms encountered in a major depressive episode.

CONSERVATION WITHDRAWAL: "Margaret's conservation withdrawal was directly correlated to her tremendous workload, coupled with the illness of her mother."
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