Quarantine does not necessarily cause depression. Unhealthy responses to and coping mechanisms during quarantine cause depression, not just the quarantine itself. If one maintains consistent social contact and other healthy habits, quarantine will not cause or worsen depression. Additionally, if someone is not predisposed to depressive tendencies, and they exercise healthy habits during quarantine, it is unlikely they will develop depression. Though other events that could occur during quarantine, such as a job loss or family death, could cause or worsen depression, that does not mean that quarantine itself causes or worsens depression.