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Volume 50 Issue 1 (March 1977), Pages 1-111

A contribution from the field of psychodynamics to the controversy over reactive and endogenous depression (pages 87-94)

Comparisons of depressed with non‐depressed subjects, and of endogenous depressives with reactive depressives, in respect of the quality and handling of aggression, suggest that endogenous depression is a distinct entity. Reactive depression is seen as essentially indistinguishable from other non‐depressed psychiatric states.

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