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Is there neurotic and psychotic depression?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: These are old terms.

But, yes, depression can occur with or without psychotic symptoms.
And neurotic depression referred to several things like less severe depression or chronic depression.

In brief: These are old terms.

But, yes, depression can occur with or without psychotic symptoms.
And neurotic depression referred to several things like less severe depression or chronic depression.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: New definitions

Pre 1980, psychotic depression just referred to more severe depression than neurotic.
After 1980 with dsm 3 psychosis had to have delusions or hallucinations. Since we now use antipsychotic med like Abilify (aripiprazole) and seroquel to treat depression reguardless of psychosis, the old definition might be relevant.

In brief: New definitions

Pre 1980, psychotic depression just referred to more severe depression than neurotic.
After 1980 with dsm 3 psychosis had to have delusions or hallucinations. Since we now use antipsychotic med like Abilify (aripiprazole) and seroquel to treat depression reguardless of psychosis, the old definition might be relevant.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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