It is important to differentiate “situational depression” from “clinical depression.” While situational depression occurs as a result of a traumatic event or a change in one’s life, clinical depression (or “major depression”) is more severe. Situational depression, which can be triggered by divorce, job loss, the death of a close friend, and other life-changing events, often resolves itself, especially with the help of talk therapy. If situational depression is not properly dealt with and does not go away, it may develop into clinical depression, which is more difficult to resolve. It is therefore important to recognize the symptoms of situational depression (listlessness, frequent crying episodes, social withdrawal, sleeping difficulties, etc.) and talk to a psychotherapist if they persist.
Are you depressed? It doesn’t matter if your depression is situational or clinical, you deserve to feel better. That’s why you should call our office. With years of experience, our therapists can provide the help that you need to get healthy again. In addition, we can help if you’re dealing with anxiety, grief, or stress. If you would like an appointment, please call one of our offices today or take the free on-line assessment on this website.
P.S. Unfocused anxiety and worry, loss of concentration, feelings of hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts are symptoms of situational depression.