depressive disorder

Definitions of depressive disorder
  1. noun
    a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
    synonyms: clinical depression, depression
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    agitated depression
    a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
    anaclitic depression
    severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
    dysthymia, dysthymic depression
    mild chronic depression
    endogenous depression
    a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause
    exogenous depression, reactive depression
    an 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 depression
    a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
    psychotic depression
    a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
    retarded depression
    a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action
    involutional depression
    a major depressive episode associated with the climacteric
    unipolar depression
    a major depressive episode that occurs without the manic phase that occurs in the classic form of bipolar disorder
    type of:
    affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder
    any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
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