Depressive neurosis (neurotic depression)
- a psychogenically arising depressive state in which a reduced mood is combined with functional somatic disorders (vegetative-vascular dystonia). Neurotic depression often occurs in people with the features of straightness, sticking, uncompromising, with a sharp sense of duty and justice. Mental trauma is usually aggravated or even created by the patient due to the nature of the character. Depressed mood is accompanied by crying. In the morning, patients wake up with difficulty, in a state of lethargy and weakness. However, they lack both a retrospective analysis of the past with ideas of self-accusation, and thoughts about the hopelessness and hopelessness of the future, which entail thoughts of suicide. On the contrary, patients are rather optimistic about the future. Unlike other variants of depression, depressed mood does not entail a complete reduction in activity and initiative, even “flight to work” is noted.