Definition of clinical depression
: 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
: of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: such as
: involving direct observation of the patient
: based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms
Medical Definition of clinical depression
: 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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