Sunday, June 24, 2018

melancholia -

Melancholia (from the Greek term μελαγχολία - "sadness", literally black bile), in contemporary usage is a disorder of non-specific depression mood, characterized by low levels of enthusiasm and desire to engage. In the modern context, "melancholy" only applies to mental symptoms or emotional depression or despair. Historically, "melancholia" can be both physical and mental, and melancholy conditions are classified as such in terms of a common cause rather than a trait.