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If I am depressed and I am in a relationship. Does this mean that I am not in a healthy relationship?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessary

People can get depressed for many reasons , while relationship can be one of them , certainly is not the only reason

In brief: Not necessary

People can get depressed for many reasons , while relationship can be one of them , certainly is not the only reason
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Not always. Some depressions are genetic or other causes that are not due to your relationship.
See your doctor for diagnosis and proper treatment.

In brief: Depression

Not always. Some depressions are genetic or other causes that are not due to your relationship.
See your doctor for diagnosis and proper treatment.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Cara Nixon
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Support

Not necessarily.
If you believe your relationship is adding to the depression you might explore that with a therapist, individually or in couples therapy. If you're thinking depression is stressing the relationship, it might help to know a solid support system is a great resource in overcoming depression. While it can effect how you relate to your partner, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be in it.

In brief: Support

Not necessarily.
If you believe your relationship is adding to the depression you might explore that with a therapist, individually or in couples therapy. If you're thinking depression is stressing the relationship, it might help to know a solid support system is a great resource in overcoming depression. While it can effect how you relate to your partner, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be in it.
Dr. Cara Nixon
Dr. Cara Nixon
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Dr. Steven Hanley
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Of course not

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues.
While depression can certainly impact a relationship it does not mean that the relationship is unhealthy because of it. It can be a challenge to to relate to others when you are feeling depressed. With a supportive and understanding partner, however, it can be done.

In brief: Of course not

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues.
While depression can certainly impact a relationship it does not mean that the relationship is unhealthy because of it. It can be a challenge to to relate to others when you are feeling depressed. With a supportive and understanding partner, however, it can be done.
Dr. Steven Hanley
Dr. Steven Hanley
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Dr. Steven Orma
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression

Hi Lorna, not necessarily.
You have to first figure out why you're depressed. It could be the relationship, but it could be so many other things. It's important to introspect and ask yourself what you are depressed about. You can do this on paper. If you're having trouble figuring it out, you could see a qualified therapist who will help you.

In brief: Depression

Hi Lorna, not necessarily.
You have to first figure out why you're depressed. It could be the relationship, but it could be so many other things. It's important to introspect and ask yourself what you are depressed about. You can do this on paper. If you're having trouble figuring it out, you could see a qualified therapist who will help you.
Dr. Steven Orma
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Dr. Fred Vandusen
Sometimes depression has no discernible cause.it is thought that there are sometimes imbalances in the neurotransmitters of your brain. A short course of medication may sometimes help
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression is not

necessarily a sign that the relationship is unhealthy, but It indicates U & Ur partner may benefit from couple's therapy.
I see it as a wake up call & opportunity 2 figure out what's making U unhappy. It may be due 2 physiological depression, reactive depression, unprocessed grief or losses from the past. Or it may B a sign of problems in the relationship. A psychologist can help U figure it out.

In brief: Depression is not

necessarily a sign that the relationship is unhealthy, but It indicates U & Ur partner may benefit from couple's therapy.
I see it as a wake up call & opportunity 2 figure out what's making U unhappy. It may be due 2 physiological depression, reactive depression, unprocessed grief or losses from the past. Or it may B a sign of problems in the relationship. A psychologist can help U figure it out.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Vivian Stein
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Possibly

Depression is a sign that something is wrong.
It could be medical and/or psychological. There are a vast number of causes for depression. Your question may be indicative of you doubting that you are in a healthy relationship. I recommend that you seek professional help to find your answer. Best wishes.

In brief: Possibly

Depression is a sign that something is wrong.
It could be medical and/or psychological. There are a vast number of causes for depression. Your question may be indicative of you doubting that you are in a healthy relationship. I recommend that you seek professional help to find your answer. Best wishes.
Dr. Vivian Stein
Dr. Vivian Stein
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