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re·tard·ed de·pres·sion

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  1. retarded depressionnoun

    a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action


  1. Retarded depression

    Retarded depression is a category of depression characterized by slow thinking and behavior (psychomotor retardation). It is contrasted with agitated depression (characterized by heightened psycho motor activity). Though some clinicians continue to use the term, as a diagnostic category of depression it has largely been displaced by those in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or the World Health Organization ICD due to the use of the term retarded, now considered outdated terminology.


  1. retarded depression

    Retarded depression, also referred to as depression with retardation, is a type of depressive disorder characterized by noticeable slowness in movements (psychomotor retardation). It may also be associated with other symptoms such as cognitive slowing, low mood, reduced energy, lack of interest, and difficulty in concentration. In severe cases, the individual may present with slowed speech, decreased motor activity, long periods of immobility and reduced response to environmental stimuli. This type of depression falls under the umbrella of clinical depression or major depressive disorder. The term is used primarily in clinical and research contexts and is not an officially recognized term in psychiatric diagnostic manuals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retarded depression in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retarded depression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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