melancholic


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someone subject to melancholia

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characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

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Increased plasma levels of cortisol and over-activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary adrenocortical axis (HPA) are considered to be a cause of melancholic depression.
Identical methodology was used to identify melancholic depression patients in the previously announced data analysis from the 77 patient monotherapy trial and the 70 patient adjunct therapy depression trial.
The author's elegiac style adds to the book's melancholic tone but helps readers to imagine what cannot now be seen.
3) She argues, through Freud's concept, that women who lost their husbands sustain themselves through melancholic nostalgia, pining for a different past.
By including the classic Taxi Driver and the less critically successful The Age of Innocence in his detailed discussion of five of Scorsese's major works, Nicholls broadens the theme and the genre to what he characterises as Scorsese's exploration of the male melancholic of urban modernity.
24), I too shared some heavy and melancholic moments in London;
This team was inspired by the melancholic, unruly beauty of the High Line, where nature has reclaimed a once-vital piece of urban infrastructure.
Characteristics of Anglo Saxon language (love of alliteration), thought (empirical and practical rather than abstract), art (fondness for miniatures, for intricate tracery and the decorative), history (the antiquarian fascination), superstitions (ghosts, spirits and horror stories), psychology (the melancholic streak combined with embarrassment, self-mockery and understatement), weather (chilly, damp mists and fogs) and above all attachment to the landscape of England itself--all have resurfaced at different moments in English history and persist, maintains Ackroyd, to the present day.
Daddy is also gone and young John, unable to tope with his icy grandmother's empty existence and melancholic life, skips town at 15.
When the Japanese tourists come for the specific purpose of visiting grave sites, memorials or former temples, sometimes the scene becomes melancholic, and it's hard to raise their spirits.
His rather pathetic-looking constructions have a humorous and melancholic edge, containing faint ideas of hopes, dreams and aspirations.
In contrast, Our Lady of the Assassins (which opens September 7) has as its protagonist the worldly-wise Fernando (German Jaramillo), an erudite, melancholic writer in his 50s; he returns to his hometown--the violent, crime-ridden Medellin, Colombia--expecting to die, only to rediscover his passion for life when he invites a young hustler (Anderson Ballesteros) into his bed and his life.
By the next piece, Puccini's Crisantemi, the quartet blended beautifully into this warm, rich and melancholic composition.
Gold says he chose to focus on one kind of major depression, called melancholic depression, because other forms have a variety of symptoms that make it unclear whether they have one or more causes.
They "speak" to the younger audience as lovers of dreamy or melancholic musical creations.