The term situational refers to anything having to do with current life circumstances. As in the case of “situational” depression, the features are time-limited depressive symptoms linked to a recent loss or other change in life circumstances. Symptoms of situational depression tend to resolve as additional time elapses following the precipitating event, and in this way situational depression is understood as different from the symptoms of a Major Depressive Disorder, which usually occur and endure more independently of current circumstances.

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assessment Mental Health Disorder