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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?

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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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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Are there some genetic reasons I get situational depression off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get situational depression off and on?

Could be: People with a strong family history of depression are "predisposed". Check your family history. Even if anecdotal stories surface about seasonal depression, winter blues or more serious history you may have your answer. ...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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Do you think I should get on an anti-depression med for situational depression?

Do you think I should get on an anti-depression med for situational depression?

Coping skills: Agree with dr. Fowler. To add, reevaluate what worked for you in the past and works now. Look at things you can/cannot control. Keep your routine to make your environment more predictable. Do self-care, exercise, relaxation. Focus on your thoughts and how they influence your sense of well-being. Having a mental health professional to guide you through the process will help.. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have situational depression. Due to my current lifestyle married to a military member. was on celexa (citalopram) stopped it 6 mths ago. I need something ?

I have situational depression. Due to my current lifestyle married to a military member. was on celexa (citalopram)  stopped it 6 mths ago. I need something ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my situational depression until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my situational depression until I can see a doctor?

Self help: You need to connect to others. Talk with family, friends and your minister or priest or help line. Maybe you can see a social worker, therapist or psychologist while waiting for your appt. This will be more useful than anything you get in a store. Your doctor can then evaluate you whether you need medications. ...Read more

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I was prescribed remeron, (mirtazapine) for sleep problems and also hope to knock out situational depression with it. 30mg daily. Is this a good medication?

I was prescribed remeron, (mirtazapine) for sleep problems and also hope to knock out situational depression with it. 30mg daily. Is this a good medication?

Good med: This is a good medication and you are taking a reasonable dose. Side effects to watch out for include sedation and weight gain. Work closely with your physician to find the optimal dose for you. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as mild depression and if so are the symptoms the same but just less bad?

Is there such thing as mild depression and if so are the symptoms the same but just less bad?

Absolutely: There is a spectrum of depression symptoms that also vary greatly and are highly subjective in nature and cause. However it's completely normal to go through ups and downs over time. Clinically, we usually "treat" depression when it interferes with your daily life for a certain period of time. Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more

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I have BPD, one of the symptoms being Depression. Some days it's so bad I don't want to get out of bed. Is medication an option or not?

I have BPD, one of the symptoms being Depression. Some days it's so bad I don't want to get out of bed. Is medication an option or not?

Depends on severity: Standard of care treatment for BPD I includes a combination of medication AND therapy. Tx consists of 3 phases: acute, improvement & maintenance tx. If you are experiencing depression or mania (in the absence of substance use), then acute treatment for BPD I is indicated. Why? b/c patients with BPD I have an increased risk for suicide esp DURING the depressive episodes. I urge you to seek tx. ...Read more

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I have recently started experiencing symptoms of depression and its as a result of my home situation. I need help and advice.

I have recently started experiencing symptoms of depression and its as a result of my home situation. I need help and advice.

Depression: If noticing a change in your mood like depression, you need a medical evaluation to determine its nature and intensity plus check on your general health. Working with a therapist can help you review aspects of your life which might be triggers, what can be done about them, and take actions to improve your situation. Psychiatrists can help with deeper depressions that might require meds. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of symptoms of schizophrenia and clinical depression i'm kinda scared about it.. Is it a bad thing?

I've got a lot of symptoms of schizophrenia and clinical depression i'm kinda scared about it.. Is it a bad thing?

Treatment: It is improtant to understand that this is a chronic condition. As with any chronic condition treatment you require first to gain some knowledge about your illness and then learn how to maintain a healthy life style to minimize relapses which will require therapy and medications. Remember the most important part of treating any chronic condition is to comply with the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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