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What is situational depression?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sadness in specific
If a person experiences depression symptoms in a specific place or with a specific person or situation, but is otherwise well, this is called situational depression.
The treatment is to fix the psychosocial situation or avoid it.

In brief: Sadness in specific
If a person experiences depression symptoms in a specific place or with a specific person or situation, but is otherwise well, this is called situational depression.
The treatment is to fix the psychosocial situation or avoid it.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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