exogenous depression


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Noun1.exogenous depression - an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)exogenous depression - an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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One example of the continued evolution of our understanding of depression is our prior categorization of depression as "exogenous" or "endogenous." (5) Exogenous depression was described as happening in the context of social stressors and as best treated with therapy.
According to this classification, people with exogenous depression have a normal thought system and stable emotions, and they experience depression through their external environment or after encountering a series of unfortunate events.
Mild depression can be due to endogenous depression or linked to external factors (exogenous depression), e.g.