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.

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

Possibly. It is known that there are genetic risk factors related to depression. So, even if your depressive epsiodes appear to be explained by specfic circumstances, it is very possible that there are genetic risk factors that make it more likely for you to become depressed. Read more...
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...
Feeling Good. There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Search "epigenetics." Read more...

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

That depends. It talking therapy alone isn't adequate -sometimes medications help. However, don't expect the pills to make your problems go away or to prevent you from reacting to problematic situations. They help with abnormal sleep, appetite, energy level, drive etc. Read more...
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...

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...
St. John's wort may. St. John's wort (hypericum perforatum) has bee reported to treat mild to moderate depression. It can have some drug to drug interaction. Please be aware if you are on any other medicine. Read more...