clinical depression

clinical depression
Psychiatry. a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is more intense or prolonged than would generally be expected.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • clinical depression — n depression of sufficient severity to be brought to the attention of a physician and to require treatment specif MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER …   Medical dictionary

  • clinical depression — noun a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention • Syn: ↑depressive disorder, ↑depression • Hypernyms: ↑affective disorder, ↑major affective disorder, ↑emotional disorder, ↑emotional disturbance …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinical depression — See depression …   Dictionary of sociology

  • clinical depression — /klɪnɪkəl dəˈprɛʃən/ (say klinikuhl duh preshuhn) noun chronic depression that affects one s ability to function in daily life, often accompanied by such symptoms as sleeping disorders, reduced or increased appetite, restlessness and irritability …   Australian-English dictionary

  • depression — depression, clinical depression Mental states characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest, experienced by most individuals. They are deemed clinical (that is a mental illness ) if they are persistent, severe, and out… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Clinical lycanthropy — is defined as a rare psychiatric syndrome that involves a delusion that the affected person can transform or has transformed into a non human animal or that he or she is an animal.[1] Its name is connected to the mythical condition of lycanthropy …   Wikipedia

  • Clinical psychology — Psychology …   Wikipedia

  • Clinical descriptions of chronic fatigue syndrome — The clinical descriptions of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) vary. Different agencies and scientific bodies have produced different guidelines to define the condition, with some overlap of symptoms between descriptions. Aspects of the condition… …   Wikipedia

  • depression — noun 1 unhappiness/mental illness ADJECTIVE ▪ serious, severe ▪ black (esp. BrE), deep ▪ moments of deep depression ▪ acute …   Collocations dictionary

  • Depression (mood) — Albrecht Dürer s engraving Melencolia I, ca. 1514 Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well being.[1] Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”