- depressed state
- depressive state
- monopolar; depression
- Unpleasant, but not necessarily irrational or pathological, mood state characterized by sadness, despair, or discouragement; "the blues"; may also involve low self-esteem, social withdrawal, and somatic symptoms such as eating and sleep disturbance.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A mental state of depressed mood characterised by feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement. (On-line Medical Dictionary)
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.