Nature: A forlorn, enfeebling form of melancholia.
Background: Traditionally recognized and often documented in arcane medical journals of mediaeval times. Physicians of that time tended to conclude that men were more especially susceptible to it.
Incidence: A theme of major contemporary importance in the song industry and in certain forms of fiction. A phenomenon especially characteristic of adolescents.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET