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08 What is Endogenous Depression?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

08 What is Endogenous Depression?

A depression is said to be endogenous if it occurs without a particular bad event, stressful situation or other definite, outside cause being present in the person's life. Endogenous depression usually responds well to medication. Some authorities do not consider this to be a useful diagnostic category.

 

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