Reactive depression - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Reactive depression is a form of depression caused by a significant event or excessive psychological pressure. Reactive depression affects vulnerable people, a dramatic event will result in depression. It can be a serious matter, such as an accident or death or sometimes even events that seem trivial. People dealing with reactive depression are prone to intense crying, have trouble sleeping, and have the classic symptoms of depression: sadness, loss of interest and motivation, withdrawal, mental and motor slowing, and behavior changes. Reactive depression is usually treated with antidepressants, complemented by psychotherapeutic care.

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