ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION By N., Sam M.S. - 4 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 Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief BDI-II Assessment ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Selecting a Diagnosis NEUROTIC DEPRESSIVE REACTION (Reactive Depression) ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY (Elec- troconvulsive Therapy; EST, ECT) CHILD PSYCHIATRY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Crisis Diagnosis and Intervention AUTONOMOUS DEPRESSION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ENDOGENOUS DEPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/endogenous-depression/ (accessed June 26, 2022).