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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During this process, long discussions resulted in the final decision to exclude neurotic depression as a diagnostic category and to create two new categories to replace it: dysthymia and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
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).