Question: Why do people get depressed after a divorce?

How does divorce cause depression?

In some people, depression following divorce can occur with other behaviors, such as: ignoring responsibilities. avoiding family and friends. performing poorly at work due to a lack of focus.

How does divorce lead to mental illness?

Some people going through divorce, or newly divorced, may become socially withdrawn, depressed, and experience feelings of hopelessness. A traumatic divorce can cause physical issues related to psychological trauma, such as the development of eating disorders or substance abuse disorders.

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