depression

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Related to depressive syndrome: dysthymia, unipolar depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Unipolar disorder

depression

noun debasement, decline, deflation, depreciation, despondence, despondency, dispiritedness, dolefulness, economic decline, gloom, lowering, lowness, maeror, sinking, slump
Associated concepts: economic depression
See also: anguish, curtailment, decrease, distress, pessimism, prostration
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Additional exploration of the construct of masculine depression may allow us to further understand the large discrepancy in diagnostic rates between men and women by identifying individuals who present with an atypical depressive syndrome that is influenced by masculine gender role norms.
Depressive syndrome was detected in about half of the cases, by the mini-GDS, whereas only a quarter of the patients benefited from a specific diagnosis and received an antidepressant treatment.
He explained I was suffering from a manic depressive syndrome called bipolar affective disorder.
Zisook and Schuchter (11) found similar results: 23% of widows and widowers met symptomatic criteria for a major depressive syndrome at 2 months after their loss.
and his colleagues, these analyses found that the prevalence of depressive syndrome (i.