Greg Simon, MD, MPH, a psychiatrist with Washington Permanente Medical Group, told Health that situational depression occurs after a life event – such as job loss, death of a loved one, or serious illness diagnosis – that leaves the person feeling stressed or upset.
The clinical lead for mental health and wellness at Southern California Permanente Medical Group is quoted in an ACP Internist article looking at 2 recently approved medications for treatment-resistant depression.
Dr. Mordecai says patients taking these medications should talk to their doctors and ask questions about the risks and benefits.
Only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood, the NPR report states.
Kaiser Permanente researchers use big data to help customize and improve care for depression.