Mental Health @ Home Insights into psychology: Melancholia

What is… Melancholic Depression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term: Melancholic depression (melancholia) The word melancholia comes from the Greek for black bile, part of the ancient four humours medical belief system.  In the 5th century B.C.E., Hippocrates first identified melancholia as a disease with various mental and physical … Continue reading What is… Melancholic Depression

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