psycholepsy

psycholepsy
psy·cho·lep·sy 'sī-kō-.lep-sē n, pl -sies an attack of hopelessness and mental inertia esp. following elation and occurring typically in psychasthenic individuals

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psy·cho·lep·sy (siґko-lep″se) [psycho- + Gr. lēpsis a taking hold, a seizure] a sudden, intense lowering of mood level, usually of short duration, in individuals with unstable psychic tension.

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  • psycholepsy — psy·cho·lep·sy …   English syllables

  • psycholepsy —   n. period of intense nervous depression and apathy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • psycholepsy — ˈsīkōˌlepsē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary psych + lepsy : an attack of hopelessness and mental inertia especially following elation and occurring typically in psychasthenic individuals …   Useful english dictionary

  • psycholeptic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|leptik adjective : of or relating to psycholepsy * * * psycholeptic see psycho …   Useful english dictionary

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