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List of terms related to Depression

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate-Editor-In-Chief: Somal Khan, M.D.

Overview

Depression generally signifies a lowering or reduction of some kind, for example in the context of mood, economy, or functionality:

Classification

Psychology and mood
  • Depression (mood), a common term for a sad or low mood or emotional state, or the loss of pleasure.
  • Clinical depression, or major depressive disorder, a clinical term for a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living. Subtypes of clinical depression:
  • Melancholic depression, characterized by the inability to find pleasure in positive things combined with physical agitation, insomnia, or decreased appetite.
  • Atypical depression, a common long term cyclical form of depression in which the individual can feel enjoyment, eat, and sleep, but there is significant lethargy, a 'leaden' feeling, and a strong response to rejection-related issues.
  • Psychotic depression, in which clinical depression co-exists with psychotic or delusional perceptions.
Other medical and biological uses
Other uses
  • Depression (geology), a sunken geological formation
  • Depression (economics), a longer-lasting and more severe economic downturn than a recession
  • The Great Depression, a severe economic recession in the 1930s
  • Depression (meteorology), an area of low atmospheric pressure associated with cyclones and weather fronts

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