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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
depressivede‧press‧ive1 /dɪˈpresɪv/ adjective  MPrelating to or suffering from depression patients with depressive symptoms
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depressiveHe suffered, like Vincent, from depressive attacks, of a kind now seen as indicating acute anxiety neurosis.Antidepressants Antidepressants with sedative effects are usually recommended when insomnia is associated with a depressive disorder.Anthony Storr shows how these depressive fears were magically transmuted in the literary sphere.Many young people are struggling with a depressive illness that requires medical treatment.Indeed, depressive traits are more in evidence than paranoid tendencies.
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
depressivedepressive2 noun [countable]  MPsomeone who suffers from depression
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depressiveWill write to anyone, anywhere All manic depressives and black-clothed persons accepted.
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