REACTIVE DEPRESSION

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A major depressive episode brought on by an apparent event or situation such as the loss of a job or a relationship. The condition is also called depressive reaction, exogenous depression or neurotic depression.

REACTIVE DEPRESSION: "Wendy suffered from reactive depression after the divorce and loss of custody of her daughter."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REACTIVE DEPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reactive-depression/ (accessed December 2, 2022).

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