agitated depression


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agitated depression

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agitated melancholia

n
(Psychiatry) severe depression accompanied by extreme anxiety and agitation
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Noun1.agitated depression - a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessnessagitated depression - a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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Michael was taken back to the mental health unit and after being diagnosed with agitated depression, he was given medication.
One patient had an acute psychotic episode due to ICU-related posttraumatic stress disorder, two had severe agitated depression and agoraphobia, and several had other "substantial" mental health challenges.
As he approached retirement, a 65-year-old Protestant minister with obsessional traits developed an agitated depression marked by feelings that he had committed a sin that would send him to hell.