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clinical depression


  1. 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.

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A 2019 meta-analysis published in Nature analyzed data from 26 existing randomized controlled trials, which included a total of 2,160 participants, all adults with diagnosed clinical depression.

Where talk therapy is effective is in addressing acute trauma symptoms, like anxiety and clinical depression.

The amount and duration of the symptoms, as well as the degree to which they impair one’s life all play a role in diagnosing clinical depression.

Excerpts of her file were published by Dutch national newspaper Trouw and read like a sad story of clinical depression.

As he grew older, a sadness was overtaken by clinical depression, and he makes a number of references to wishing himself dead.

Besides genetics, perfectionism is the strongest predictor of clinical depression.

Burnout is a real problem, with real downstream effects—poor employee performance, higher turnover, clinical depression.

Now 30, she went on Prozac when she was still in high school to treat her clinical depression.

Depression: Clinical depression is not simple sadness or grief.





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