Relationship depression: How to cope
28-May-2021 - 1 min read
People may use the term “relationship depression” to describe depression that develops due to relationship difficulties. However, this is not a distinct medical condition.
This article will look in more detail at relationship depression. It will explore how relationships can affect depression and vice versa.
Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a type of mood disorder.
Although some people use the word “depression” informally to describe feeling sad, depression as a medical condition is different.
People with depression can experience a number of persistent mental and physical symptoms, including:
These symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. To receive a diagnosis of depression, these symptoms must occur most of the day or all day, nearly every day, for a consistent period of time.
There are several types of depression. Some are related to physical health conditions, such as endocrine disorders or premenstrual dysphoric disorders, which is related to the menstrual cycle.
However, other types can be caused or exacerbated by events happening in a person’s current life or events that affected them in the past. Sometimes, relationships can be a trigger.
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