Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Steidtmann, D. and Ingram, R. 2010. Depression. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Within psychology, the term depression is typically used to refer to a Major Depressive Episode. A depressive episode is most frequently part of a Major Depressive Disorder, but it may also be a part of bipolar or cyclothymic disorders in which there is fluctuation between periods of excessively elevated moods and depression.
- major depressive disorder;
- antidepressant medications;
- cognitive-behavioral therapy;
- interpersonal therapy