The Two Worlds of Grief and Depression: Ronald Pie’s article dives into the difference between grief and depression. Depression and grief are often put together in the same category, but are two very different things.
Depression is a clinical disorder that must be treated and can be very severe. While depression can feel like an endless struggle, grief is a situational aspect of the mourning process.
It is important for a professional to be able to tell the difference between the two, in order to properly treat and help a patient.