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If there is "clinical depression", is there such a thing as "non-clinical depression"?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
Classification is based on severity of symptoms, duration, & how such interferes with daily functioning, from milder forms such as grief reaction, to dysthymic disorder, to major depression, to psychotic or bipolar depression.

In brief: Depression
Classification is based on severity of symptoms, duration, & how such interferes with daily functioning, from milder forms such as grief reaction, to dysthymic disorder, to major depression, to psychotic or bipolar depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depression
Clinical depression means you have met criteria suggested by dsm 4 tr or now dsm 5, you can google it non clinical depression may mean that we feel sad on and off but doesnt impair our functioning or cause distress.

In brief: Depression
Clinical depression means you have met criteria suggested by dsm 4 tr or now dsm 5, you can google it non clinical depression may mean that we feel sad on and off but doesnt impair our functioning or cause distress.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Subclinical
Some illnesses do not present the usual signs and symptoms and may not meet the usual diagnostic criteria, or are mild enough to not warrant the diagnosis.
The term sub-clinical is often used for such circumstances. Clinical depression usually denotes that the diagnosis was made by a doctor, not just a feeling of the patient.

In brief: Subclinical
Some illnesses do not present the usual signs and symptoms and may not meet the usual diagnostic criteria, or are mild enough to not warrant the diagnosis.
The term sub-clinical is often used for such circumstances. Clinical depression usually denotes that the diagnosis was made by a doctor, not just a feeling of the patient.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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