2. Depression Can Be Situational
Situational depression typically occurs as a result of traumatic life experiences. For instance, emotionally painful situations in a person’s life—including divorce, death of a loved one, financial difficulties, unemployment, illness, loss of home, or loss of role.
This condition is also referred to as reactive depression or adjustment disorder and is often short term, lifting when the situational trigger is resolved. However, when the stressors are ongoing or chronic, this condition can develop into longer lasting major depression.