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clinical depression

Definition of clinical depression

  1. :  depression that is a medical condition <Clinical depression is more serious than the occasional bouts of sadness that most people deal with.>



Word by Word Definitions

clinicalplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: as

    :  involving direct observation of the patient

    :  based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms

depressionplay
  1. :  the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon

    :  the size of an angle of depression

    :  an act of depressing or a state of being depressed: as


Medical Dictionary

clinical depression

noun

Medical Definition of clinical depression

  1. :  depression of sufficient severity to be brought to the attention of a physician and to require treatment; specifically :  major depressive disorder




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