clinical depression

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

clinical play
  1. : of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: such as

  2. : involving direct observation of the patient

  3. : based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms — see also clinical psychologist

depression play
  1. : an act of depressing or a state of being depressed: such as

  2. : a state of feeling sad : dejection

  3. : a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies


Medical Dictionary

clinical depression

noun

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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