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Definitions and Synonyms of clinical depression | Another word for clinical depression | What is clinical depression?

Definition 1: a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for clinical depression in the sense of this definition

(clinical depression is a kind of ...) any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) (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

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) mild chronic depression

"I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia"

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness

(... is a kind of clinical depression ) a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action

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