depressive disorder

noun

: any of several mood disorders and especially dysthymia and major depressive disorder that are characterized by prolonged or recurring symptoms of psychological depression without manic episodes see major depressive disorder

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“Depressive disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/depressive%20disorder. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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