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Are the symptoms of situational depression bad?

Are the symptoms of situational depression bad?

They Can Be Bad: Just because there may be a clear reason that someone is depressed, this does not make the depression any easier. Situational depression can be just as severe as other depressive episodes that seem to occur for no reason. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does situational depression usually cause many symptoms?

Does situational depression usually cause many symptoms?

It can: Situation depression, often called reactive depression, refers to changes in mood and functioning that result from something happening such as work-related stress or relationship problems. Symptoms can be as severe is "major depression, " including poor sleep, change in appetite, loss of energy, even suicidal thoughts. If it is overwhelming, seek help. ...Read more

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What is situational depression?

What is situational depression?

Due to circumstance: Situational depression is when symptoms of depression occur as a direct consequence of an isolated event or series of events. For example, divorce, relationship troubles, rejection letters, and death of a loved one can all cause situational depression in a person who has otherwise never had depressive symptoms. Treatment for various forms of depression are similar. ...Read more

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What is situational depression from?

What is situational depression from?

Any situation: Sometimes we use situational depression synonymously with adjustment disorder with depressed mood. You should expect a certain amount of low mood when something difficult happens. But we call it situational depression when the low mood persists or is more that one would expect. What situation would cause this reaction varies from person to person. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting situational depression?

Are some people more prone to getting situational depression?

Yes: Some people are more prone to becoming depressed, likley as a result of heredity or previous negative experiences. There is evidence that the more often someone gets depressed, the more likely they will be depressed again in the future. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: situational depression?

What is the definition or description of: situational depression?

It just means: The depression is caused by a specific situation that is plausibly related to feeling depressed. Situational depression is usually easier to resolve than depression that seems unrelated to any life circumstances. ...Read more

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Situational depression or real depression; and do I need meds for both?

How impairing?: Situational depression is as "real" as other forms of depression--it just has a known cause, as opposed to endogenous depression. Both can cause severe impairment. If one can change the "situation, " that may be the best treatment for the former. Medications can be helpful with either, as can several types of talk therapy. Doing nothing is the least helpful option. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with situational depression?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with situational depression?

Maybe: You might try sam-e, 400 mgs twice a day. It is used widely in europe. It is generally safe and also helps with pain. ...Read more

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Can situational depression/ adjustment disorder turn into clinical depression if its not treated? Just asking for curiosity.

Can situational depression/ adjustment disorder turn into clinical depression if its not treated? Just asking for curiosity.

Depression: Depression of any sort be it through chemical imbalance, or environmental stress can worsen when not properly addressed, or treated. Get yourself evaluated for depression, see if medication is warranted, and find a reputable psychotherapist to help figure out what depression means to you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for situational depression?

Treatment options: Talking with a therapist or psychologist may be helpful to assist you in identifying the issues that are precipitating the depression and helping you to find better more effective ways of coping with the depression. Change your situation if you can, rather than just looking for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Situational Depression (Definition)

The depression is caused by a specific situation that is plausibly related to feeling depressed. Situational depression is usually easier to resolve than depression that seems unrelated ...Read more


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