Definition of Involutional depression
1. Noun. A major depressive episode associated with the climacteric.
Medical Definition of Involutional depression
1. Depression or psychosis first occurring in the involutional years (40 to 55 for women, 50 to 65 for men). (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Involutional depression
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"Kraepelin and Dreyfus have concluded by a statistical method that the involutional depression might be and is classed as a mixed state of manic depressive ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"At one time, depression in the elderly was regarded as a specific, "involutional depression." However, there is little evidence that the clinical ..."
3. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"There is, however, some evidence to show that the involutional depression may indeed form part and parcel of the larger group of maniaco-depressive insanity ..."
4. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1918)
"... also the case of involutional depression, and of disseminated visceral disease, tuberculosis. (6) Those showing a localized distribution of lesions, ..."
5. Mental diseases ; a public health problem by James Vance May (1922)
"This is, of course, a decided modification of his original views, although it is quite clear that ho still feels that there is an involutional depression, ..."