• Some authors have conceptualized depression as a "depletion syndrome" because of the prominence of fatigability; they postulate that the patient exhausts his available energy during the period prior to the onset of the depression and that the depressed state represents a kind of hibernation, during which the patient gradually builds up a new story of energy.

    Aaron T. Beck (1967). “Depression: Clinical, Experimental, and Theoretical Aspects”, p.36, University of Pennsylvania Press
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