depression

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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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in contrast, the data at hand suggest that the concept of neurotic depression denoting a clinical subtype characterized by chronicity and invariably mild symptomatology is of questionable validity.
"Nothing is too small to offer us an opportunity to choose between suffering and depression," Luke writes, and contends that every time a person exchanges neurotic depression for real suffering, he or she is sharing to some small degree in the carrying of the suffering of mankind, in bearing a tiny part of the darkness of the world."
Prevalence of thyroid disorders in psychogeriatric in-patients: a possible relationship of hypothyroidism with neurotic depression but not with dementia.