10 doctors weighed in:

What is situational depression?

10 doctors weighed in
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
Answer assisted by Brian Fishman, Medical Student
Thank
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
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors