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Will my recent job or money loss trigger me depression?
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Job Loss
After a major loss, it is normal to have a period of feeling downcast.
However, if these feelings persist for more than three months, perhaps you might have a talk with your doctor.

In brief: Job Loss
After a major loss, it is normal to have a period of feeling downcast.
However, if these feelings persist for more than three months, perhaps you might have a talk with your doctor.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe if prone to it
If one has depression but is in remission, stress such as job loss may trigger a relapse, so one should see his doctor to ask if therapy should be increased during the stressful times.
Many unemployed people do not get any psychological problems due to losing jobs. However, "at risk" persons may get significant anxiety or depression symptoms due to feeling hopeless, unappreciated, etc...

In brief: Maybe if prone to it
If one has depression but is in remission, stress such as job loss may trigger a relapse, so one should see his doctor to ask if therapy should be increased during the stressful times.
Many unemployed people do not get any psychological problems due to losing jobs. However, "at risk" persons may get significant anxiety or depression symptoms due to feeling hopeless, unappreciated, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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