||the act of going back to a previous place or state; return or reversion.
||Biology. reversion to an earlier or less advanced state or form or to a common or general type.
||Psychoanalysis. the reversion to a chronologically earlier or less adapted pattern of behavior and feeling
I don’t know when it happened, or how. I didn’t think it would even happen again; I had thought things had taken a turn for the better. But then I suppose I should have known better, for a leopard never changes its spots. And now I am back in that place, that repressive place I had wallowed in for two and a half months before, in which I wake up every morning desperately trying to summon the will to go to work — and indeed, sometimes, the will to live altogether.