endogenous depression

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a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause

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Pharmacotherapy to remedy imbalances in neuro-transmitters which that underlie endogenous depression, or reduce symptoms of exogenous depression to make it easier for individuals to resolve external factors, and traditional psychotherapy to reduce cognitions and behaviors that support depressive symptomatology and promote alternative cognitions and behaviors, have been the principal modes of treatment for clinical depression.
The only studies that found them no more efficacious than SSRIs failed to separate relevant subgroups--such as inpatients or those with severe melancholic or endogenous depression.
A survey of New York hospitals in 1975/76 indicated primary use by physicians for endogenous depression, and secondary use with clients who had previously failed to respond to psychotropic drugs (Asnis, Fink, & Saferstein, 1978).
When a person suffers a bout of endogenous depression this is primarily a chemical or biological complaint which is often provoked by traumatic events.
Reactive and endogenous depression: Reactive depression is caused by the person's response to external events while endogenous depression has no obvious external cause.
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