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.