neurotic depression

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Related to neurotic depression: psychotic depression
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Noun1.neurotic depression - a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
psychotic depression - a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
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Please write me a medical certificate that allows me to get leave from my job." Her total score on the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale [11] was 57, suggesting that her mood had reached the level of neurotic depression or MDD.
Until the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) III was published in '980, the most common diagnosis was neurotic depression. The development of DSM-III involved meticulous reduction of psychoanalytic terminology to constitute an atheoretical diagnostic guide.
Previous studies using the PBI have shown a general trend for patients with neurotic depression to score their parents low for care and high for overprotection (Parker, 1979, 1981, 1983a; Parker, Kiloh, & Hayward, 1987; Silove, Parker, Hadzi-Pavlovic, Manicavasagar, & Blaszczynski, 1991).