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Is a clinical depression and major depressive disorder the same thing?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Depression

Melancholia is from word meaning dark bile.
It shows in depressed, blunted or flat affect. Clinical depression is depression with vegetative signs & symptoms. Both these terms can be used interchangeably to describe the currently used term.

In brief: Depression

Melancholia is from word meaning dark bile.
It shows in depressed, blunted or flat affect. Clinical depression is depression with vegetative signs & symptoms. Both these terms can be used interchangeably to describe the currently used term.
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