Brooding vs. Melancholia
Difference Between Brooding and Melancholia
(of a bird) Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.A brooding hen can be aggressive.
Deep sadness or gloom; melancholy.
Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
(pathology) Clinical depression, characterised by irrational fears, guilt and apathy.
A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.
extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears
sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
persistent morbid meditation on a problem
persistently or morbidly thoughtful