Depression After Breakup - Why Does it Happen?

Updated: Jan 28

Depression After a Breakup is normal and there is a scientific reason for why you feel the way you do.

Experiencing a devastating breakup will no doubt induce varying, intense emotions that will make you feel as though your heart is aching from the pain of losing your partner. Depression is one of the major cluster of breakup symptoms that many women have identified shortly after a breakup which researcher of Evolutionary Studies Dr. CE. Morris has coined it as Post Relationship Grief (PRG).

Furthermore, Clinical Professor and Neuroscientist Dr. Lucy Brown studies why breakups affect humans the way that it does and has found that breakups "can induce clinical depression". Brown proves her findings by utilizing Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI); which is the measurement of our neural systems (the brain) and how it reacts to loss, such as a devastating breakup.