Psychological Vision of Depression

Related to Aging Process

 

       Reactive Depression mild depressions that arise as a result of a loss or accumulations of losses.

       Clinical Depression out of proportion to the cause with symptoms that persist beyond the usual time and interfere with normal functioning.

       Endogenous Depression a state of deep melancholy unrelated to an obvious cause, which may be more severe and more frequent as they grow older.

       Involutional Depression associated with life-span problems and biological deterioration during the middle years that may be reactivated in old age.