Browne calls the attractive force "Electricity, that is, a power to attract strawes or light bodies, and convert the needle freely placed".
Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or, enquiries Into Very Many Received Tenents, and Commonly Presumed Truths. He had worked on his ideas in the 1630s but had abandoned publication because of the persecution of other radical thinkers such as Galileo.
William Harvey had developed similar ideas but they were never published. De Homine (Treatise of Man); 1662: Moyardum & leffen, Leiden.
Typically, these feelings disappear after a day or two, particularly if circumstances change for the better.
People experiencing the temporary "blues" don't feel a sense of crushing hopelessness or helplessness, and are able, for the most part, to continue to engage in regular activities.
He derived the word from the Greek for amber (electra).