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What's the difference between melancholic depression and clinical depression? Are they the same diagnosis?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

They are the same.
..Sort of. Melancholic depression is a sub-type of clinical depression, like how mustangs are a type of ford automobile.

In brief: Yes

They are the same.
..Sort of. Melancholic depression is a sub-type of clinical depression, like how mustangs are a type of ford automobile.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Melancholia

Melancholia is descriptive term for persistently depressed mood that does not change with changes in surrounding, ex.
Happy news can't cheer you up, sort of indifference. Clinical depression is term for constellation of vegetative signs & symptoms referred to as major depression.

In brief: Melancholia

Melancholia is descriptive term for persistently depressed mood that does not change with changes in surrounding, ex.
Happy news can't cheer you up, sort of indifference. Clinical depression is term for constellation of vegetative signs & symptoms referred to as major depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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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.
Dr. Alan Ali
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