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Related to involutional melancholia: involutional depression
a depressive disorder of middle life, commonly associated with the climacteric.
a former term for a state of depression that occurs during the climacteric (menopause of women). It is now treated as a major depressive episode. See also depression.
in·vo·lu·tion·al mel·an·cho·li·a(in'vŏ-lū'shŭn-ăl mel'ăn-kō'lē-ă)
A depressive disorder of middle life, commonly associated with the climacteric.