anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression

English translation: ongoing (or chronic) severe depression

GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
German term or phrase:anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression
English translation:ongoing (or chronic) severe depression
Entered by: William Stein

14:40 Nov 8, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Psychology / psychology, trauma
German term or phrase: anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression
Is "anhaltend" the same as "chronic' or is just "persistent"? Is there a medical term for "ausgeprägten", is it just "pronounced". It wouldn't be severe, right?:

Die Mutter litt nach dem tödlichen Unfall an einer anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression, der Vater an einer Erschöpfungsdepression. Beide waren bei dem Unfall nicht anwesend.
William Stein
Costa Rica
Local time: 12:45
ongoing (or chronic) severe depression
Explanation:
would go nicely with the wording and tone of the original text.
Selected response from:

Fantutti (X)
Local time: 11:45
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +1persistent pronounced depression
Martina Keskintepe
5severe chronic depression
Gareth McMillan
5ongoing (or chronic) severe depression
Fantutti (X)
4constant severe/marked depression
Cavina
4sustained depression
Aniello Scognamiglio (X)
3 +1long-term clinical depression
NGK
4 -1lingering (and) marked/pronounced depression
swisstell


  

Answers


16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression
lingering (and) marked/pronounced depression


Explanation:
I am rather confident on the "lingerin" side - and for what it is worth, get a good numbr of Google confirmatins. I have no preference for marked or your suggestion (pronounced).

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kim Metzger: anhaltend ausgeprägt - lingering marked depression? lingering pronounced depression? Put those phrases in quotation marks in Google and see what you get. No Google confirmations. Anhaltend isn't lingering.
1421 days
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

46 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
long-term clinical depression


Explanation:
or: serious long-term depression

Clinical means serious enough to require treatment.


    Reference: http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_depression
    Reference: http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22lon...
NGK
United States
Local time: 13:45
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 69

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ellen Zittinger
11 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
persistent pronounced depression


Explanation:
or: persistent severe depression

'Anhaltend' could be interpreted as chronic but most probably the German text would say 'chronisch'. That is why
I agree with your choice of 'persistent'.
According to the Thieme Med. Dict. there is one translation for 'ausgeprägt' and that is 'chesty' which obviously does not fit into this context. So I would either go with 'pronounced' or 'severe'.

Ref: Thieme Leximed



Martina Keskintepe
Turkey
Local time: 21:45
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  avantix
45 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
anhaltend ausgeprägten Depression
sustained depression


Explanation:
Might be a good fit here...

... Depression varies in length from recurring bouts of several hours to a ***sustained depression lasting two years or more***, with recurring episodes throughout a ...
www.disabilitydurations.com/bp/311.htm

Aniello Scognamiglio (X)
Germany
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
ongoing (or chronic) severe depression


Explanation:
would go nicely with the wording and tone of the original text.

Fantutti (X)
Local time: 11:45
PRO pts in category: 8
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
constant severe/marked depression


Explanation:
another idea

Cavina
Italy
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 day 17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
severe chronic depression


Explanation:
Ausgeprägt- severe.
Anhaltend- chronic.
The source text is not written in high medicine speak so I would be inclined to keep it simple. This simple translation does not make it less correct.

Gareth McMillan
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search