Melancholic


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Melancholic

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Melancholic is the traditional name for the personality temperament indicated by an excess of the element earth.

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Recent researches associate melancholic depression with an increased activation of the corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) system and hence, elevated cortisol levels which increase stress.
Albeit a slightly melancholic song, it has its moments of clarity and energy.
MOODY BLUES Fans loved Lana del Rey's melancholic Hydro set
As the title suggests, debut tracks Backwards is concerned with a need to change direction and is the perfect example of the type of music Shaun is hoping to create -- 'melancholic pop to mend and break your heart.'Fans can expect more of this to come as Orange County hope to release their debut EP this summer.
Simultaneously condition and critical tool, discourse and creative spur, modernist melancholia, in Bahun's telling, is distinctive, as "[f]or the first time in the history of representational arts, the melancholic dynamics are not--or not only--depicted ...
Dixon, Laurinda S., The Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca.
Much of Kincaid's works are considered autobiographical and portray her as an invective, melancholic person.
Lasserre's team found that those with melancholic, combined, or unspecified major depressive disorder (MDD) showed no greater risk for fat-mass gain or obesity than did those without MDD.
It's a fair association, too, though might we venture there's some Beatles and Radiohead sensibilities in his melancholic pop offerings?
As the author demonstrates, the conventional melancholic personality--one of depression and sloth--was nevertheless considered an attribute of genius and high social standing.
Divine melancholy, John Milton wrote, was 'too bright / To hit the sense of human sight'; Hamlet, archetypal melancholic, claimed he had 'that within that passeth show'.
Ficino engages in the construction and elucidation of the symbol of melancholy, initiates melancholics into the art of exorcising demonic melancholy, and intends to find a cure for melancholic philosophers.