ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Depression occuring in the absence of a psychological stressor where a biological or genetic cause is implied. Compare reactive depression. ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION: "Endogenous depression occurs without a psychological stressor." Related Psychology Terms AUTONOMOUS DEPRESSION ANACLITIC DEPRESSION BIOLOGICAL FACTOR ENDOPHENOTYPE UNFOLDING POSTTEST COUNSELING STRESSOR AFTEREFFECTS ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM REDUCTIONISM BIOLOGISM Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/endogenous-depression/ (accessed June 27, 2017).