HyperDic: clinical_depression

English > 1 sense of the expression clinical depression:
NOUNstateclinical depression, depressive disorder, depressiona state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
English > clinical depression: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention.
Synonymsdepressive disorder, depression
Narroweragitated depressionA state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
anaclitic depressionsevere and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
dysthymia, dysthymic depressionmild chronic depression
endogenous depressionA state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause
exogenous depression, reactive depressionAn inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)
major depressive episode(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
neurotic depressionA term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
psychotic depressionA state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
retarded depressionA state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action
Broaderaffective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbanceAny mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
Spanishdepresión clínica

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