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Situational depression


Is situational anxiety and depression the same as clinical depression I think they both stem from situations. What do other think?

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I don’t think so. I had situational depression and it was because of something happened. I never had clinical depression though. Though I do believe you can have clinical depression as well already. But both are different from each other. Clinical depression is considered more like a mood disorder. Check with the doctor.

That’s what the doctor told me anyway

i consider clinical depression, or major depressive mood disorder, long term . It just happens and doesnt jyst go away. Situational i consider to be temporary and be associated with a specific event or situation. Im sure there woukd be definitions on line.

I think you can have both at the same time. My doctor told me I would be on antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds for the rest of my life.

I grew up in an abusive home and had a 36 year long abusive marriage. Well, I got a divorce and moved out on my own and I feel much better. Even living alone and social distancing is much better than being married. The pandemic means that it is easier to maintain No Contact with my ex and other toxic family members.

While I still have some depression, everything else is so much better and I'm ok with that. I wasn't suicidal, but I would have been ok with getting hit with a bus. Now, I've been told that I'm a role model for handling the pandemic. They don't know that things were so bad, it makes the Pandemic look good.

That's was my question too. As you say, bad childhood which is situational and abusive relationship situational. Which I think most depression and anxiety stem from. I am sorry to hear of that and the cause to most of your depression too I think anyone would have lingering thought or feelings to those things and that is perfectly normal, but to say it starts out clinical is something different depression and anxiety where did that stem? You where born that way no, impacts of life yes. Stay strong my friend and you will get better. Toxicity in life is bad for all. No medicine will fix that.😘

Is it possible you have PTSD too? Do you have flashbacks , anxiety from thoughts of it and nightmares? Or on red alert all the time? I can definitely relate to the abuse part just not clinical depression I don’t have. I do have to deal with depression and anxiety but I do allot of coping skills to combat that so I’m not always feeling bad. I have my days but I have good days too. So sorry to hear yours continues to linger. Mine sometimes but not always. Do you see see a therapist?

I have and just started again with a therapy but my situation has recently changed a little my biggest trigger now is husband. I can relate to situational depression but not clinical either when removed I feel better , pills dont make that change or make you forget things

I agree. But you have to live your life. Remember you are a valuable person. Who didn’t deserve what happened to you. I’m glad you figured out your trigger. Lots of people never do. Become an advocate for yourself if you want to. That’s what I’m working on. Definition of advocate is Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings. . Perhaps telling your husband you want to be your own advocate for yourself will help. Being your own advocate means speaking up for yourself and for the things that are important to you.And setting boundaries with him. .....maybe research advocacy and setting boundaries might help.

Thanks. You gave the best advise I've heard in a long time. What doesn't kill use makes use stronger and smarter Good people are out there. God Bless

Any advise for coping

I ha e several coping skills. Why don’t you go to my profile and read some of my posts? I have listed several tips that I think may benefit you. It can’t hurt. Also I keep a schedule for myself it’s not a to do list it’s a done list. Read some of my posts and let me know if any were helpful please?

Because I have too many tips to give you it’s easier for you to go read them

How are you doing today ?

Pretty good;) and you? It's amazing that someone on the internet can ask, but family can't

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I hope and pray that you have the best day today, my friend!

Did you read my posts? I wrote several coping skills . I can give you some here if you like if you didn’t

I did and do all that! You're very thoughtful. Yes they all help. If you have more I am game to try

I got this from some book I read don’t remember: NAME

N: notice your feelings when fear and anxiety shows up

A:acknowledge I’m noticing fear, you are not feelings. They do not define who you are.

M:make space and breath into the feelings you feel

E:expand awareness, re-engage and connect with the world around you

Your awesome, thanks. How is your day going?

Great. Went for a walk . Good for the mind

That good to hear! I should say I am thinking of ways to handle my situation here at home w/regards to husband his lackbof empathy and respect

You will I know you can do it I have given you some tools I believe in you

Well at least I hope you feel a little better😊

I would say work on the self talk and those negative feelings that tell you lies might help you out. And remember you are not your thoughts. Have a great day!

I just feel it's not all thoughts it's real people and there effects on me too. Thanks again! My chin is up! Keep that great spirit! No we are not are thoughts nor are we what others say we are!


There’s a great quote by George Elliot

“It is never too late to be what you might have been”

Hope any of this helped you

You as well. Thank you my friend

Along side therapy, but I think therapy is to chair emotions and feelings and how to cope anyway A good support is really all alot of people need

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