endogenous depression

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Noun1.endogenous depression - a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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To explore potential endogeneity of depression in the PA equation(s), we estimated several alternative models with such reverse causality, including the ordered probit model for PA with binary endogenous depression (switching and treatment), as well as a binary probit for PA with binary depression treatment (Online Tables A4-A6).
Mild depression can be due to endogenous depression or linked to external factors (exogenous depression), e.
Proposed solutions have focused on selecting patients with particular characteristics such as increased illness severity or non-transient endogenous depression, use of specific sensitive outcome measures and modifying trial length and design, for example with placebo run-in periods.

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