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neu·rot·ic de·pres·sion

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  1. neurotic depressionnoun

    a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic


  1. neurotic depression

    Dysthymia ( dihs-THIY-mee-uh), also known as persistent depressive disorder (PDD), is a mental and behavioral disorder, specifically a disorder primarily of mood, consisting of similar cognitive and physical problems as major depressive disorder, but with longer-lasting symptoms. The concept was used by Robert Spitzer as a replacement for the term "depressive personality" in the late 1970s.In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), dysthymia is a serious state of chronic depression, which persists for at least two years (one year for children and adolescents). Dysthymia is not a minor form of major depressive disorder, and for some may be more disabling.As dysthymia is a chronic disorder, those with the condition may experience symptoms for many years before it is diagnosed, if diagnosis occurs at all. As a result, they may believe that depression is a part of their character, so they may not even discuss their symptoms with doctors, family members or friends. In the DSM-5, dysthymia is replaced by persistent depressive disorder. This new condition includes both chronic major depressive disorder and the previous dysthymic disorder. The reason for this change is that there was no evidence for meaningful differences between these two conditions.


  1. neurotic depression

    Neurotic depression, also known as dysthymia or persistent depressive disorder, is a chronic type of depression characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that lasts for at least two years. Individuals with this condition may experience a lack of interest in daily activities, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, low energy, poor concentration, insomnia or excessive sleeping, and changes in appetite. It is often associated with high levels of anxiety and is thought to be related to neurotic personality characteristics such as perfectionism, high levels of stress, and a tendency towards excessive worry.


  1. Neurotic Depression

    A term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neurotic depression in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neurotic depression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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