Endogenous depression

Endogenous depression

Endogenous depression is a mood disorder that some people are born with. It's believed it is genetic - either inherited, or 'given' as genetic disposition. A sufferer, although is prone to get depressed on occasions of traumatic events, exhaustion or high stress may not be aware of the disorder until confronted by the notable and impairing symptoms of depression for the 1st time. Depressive episode can occur at any age, or despite the predisposition may never become a serious problem. The severity of depressions for this diagnosis vary greatly (from mild to severe).

Worsening of persons mood may not be triggered by any external element. It's hard to determine its endogenous origin. Mostly is sufferer first confronted with life events that might trigger depressive condition, and just when no particular source of the mood disorder is found, the depression is considered endogenous.

The treatment, however, is basically identical with treatment of non-endogenous depression, with exception of necessity of non-pharmaceutic therapy, which is meaningless, if roots of the depression are endogenous. Although psychotherapy isn't usually prescribed, knowledge of techniques to deal with stress and anxiety may be beneficial to the patient.

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