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fall into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself falling into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to fall further into depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to fall into depression. The small country fell into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
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Over time, Albert grows to become a notable painter and co-founder of the Stockholm Deaf Association, while Helena is pressured into marrying for money and falls into depression. The juxtaposition of the siblings' life stories invites the reader to contemplate the parallels between ableism and misogyny.
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