a severe form of depression usually characterized by insomnia, weight loss, and inability to experience pleasure, thought to be of internal origin and not influenced by external events.
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Also called melancholia.
Origin of endogenous depression
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby endogenous depression
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Medical definitions for endogenous depression
A group of symptoms that resemble depression but are not precipitated by a stressful experience, especially psychomotor agitation or retardation, insomnia and early morning awakening, weight loss, excessive guilt, and lack of reactivity to one's environment.
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