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1. tending to lower.
2. of or pertaining to depression.
depressive disorders mood disorders in which depression is unaccompanied by episodes of mania or hypomania, including major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. See also bipolar disorders.
depressive personality disorder a personality disorder characterized by a persistent and pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors, such as chronic unhappiness, low self-esteem, pessimism, critical and derogatory attitudes toward oneself and others, feelings of guilt or remorse, and an inability to relax or feel enjoyment.


1. Pushing down.
2. Pertaining to or causing depression.


1. Tending to depress or lower.
2. Of or relating to depression as a mood disorder.
A person who is affected with depression as a mood disorder.

de·pres′sive·ly adv.
de·pres′sive·ness n.


Patient discussion about depressive

Q. am i depressed i feel sad,lonely,streeted,worthless that nothing matter anymore..i sleep all the time,loss of intrest of everything..

A. yes,go see a dr. a.s.a.p.,i went through a bad depression mode during the divorce of my first wife,i slept for 3 days,no food,no shower,nobody to talk to,so i finlly went to the dr. he put me on prozac,and after a few days i was back to my old self again,JUST GO SEE A DR.

Q. what about depression?

A. Hey. It might be nice "for you" if you came back to this and said some more, or read some of the other questions and answers.

Q. what causes depression?

A. You need to define what you mean by depression. Clincal depression is one thing and feeling low from time to time is another. There is a lot of good information at your finger tips on the www. You may want to shy away from those websites that are paid for my the pharmacutical companies. They want to sell you their drugs. What is the cause of your depression? Are there one or two things that you can point to? If you are clinically depressed, see a dr., that is, if you can get out of bed...If you are depressed due to family, or the fools in Washington, those are things that you may work out with your minister or rabbi or a therapist. I have found a lot of good information on therapy and therapists on
You may want to start there.

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Another 19 manic depressives and 13 depressed individuals achieved "intermediate" functioning after 7 1/2 years, with periodic returns of symptoms, difficulties in social situations, and occasional rehospitalizations.
Further long-term lithium studies must examine a broader spectrum of manic depressives, with a special focus on those who do not get better, Potter says.
Periods of normal mood typically occur between manic and depressive episodes.
Goldberg's team evaluated 35 manic depressive patients and 35 depressed patients with no mania, initially treated in two psychiatric hospitals.
The long-term outlook for those who were manic depressive was examined first, reported Stephens at the recent American Psychiatric Association meeting in Chicago.
For more than 30 years, the basic treatment for this disorder has been lithium carbonate, a drug that often dampens manic and depressive mood swings.
Manic depressive men, however, were about as extroverted as the controls.