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Situational Depression



Situational depression describes a temporary state of sadness, apathy, or feeling stuck lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. (Clinical depression describes the more lasting state.) Situational depression often results from setbacks in work, relationship, finances, or social conditions in the world. A person experiencing situational depression will often feel fatigue, frustration, or an inability to do things they are responsible for. Occasional situational depression is very common.

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How Do You Know If You Have Depression?

Depression is a serious illness that affects over 300 million people worldwide. What exactly causes depression?

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Down But Not Out: Overcoming Situational Depression

Down but Not Out is a book about overcoming situational depression. What is situational depression? Ask anyone who has lost a loved one, been through a devastating divorce, or any number of life's challenges.

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Coping with Depression

Cancer patients often get depressed simply because having cancer can be a depressing experience.

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Why Are We Depressed? | Mark Manson | Inside Out Convention 2016

Mark Manson speaking in Zurich at the Inside Out Convention - a transformational event organized by the Inside Out Movement

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Understanding Situational Depression

Situational depression is a short-term, stress-related type of depression. It can develop after you experience a traumatic event or series of events. Situational depression is a type of adjustment disorder.

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Situational Depression

Situational depression affects everyone at some point in their life. Learn more about this type of depression, its symptoms, and what to do about it when it occurs.

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Situational Depression or Clinical Depression?

Everyone feels sadness. It is a natural human emotion. However, clinical depression is a serious condition that can have a profound impact on every part of life.

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How to Tell If It’s More Than Just a Bad Mood

It is understandable if the coronavirus pandemic has put you in a funk, but depression should be evaluated and treated.

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What Is Situational Depression? What Doctors Want You to Know

This form of the depression is different than others—here's how to recognize it.

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Situational Symptoms or Serious Depression: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between symptoms that may arise in response to situational stress compared to signs of serious depression? How do you know if what you feel is normal and will pass, or needs further attention?

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