Desperation is the emotional state of despair in which a person feels a situation to be hopeless and without satisfactory options. Decisions made in desperation may be more rash, impulsive, and inappropriate than those made in a rational frame of mind.
Desperation may also refer to:
Desperation (novel), a 1996 Stephen King novel set in the fictional town of Desperation, Nevada,
Stephen King's Desperation (film), a 2006 TV movie based on King's novel,
Desperation attack, a video game action/move,
Desperation Band, Christian rock group,
Desperation (album), Christian rock album by the Desperation Band,
Desperation Squad, a rock and roll band from Pomona, California,
Desperation Records, a record label by Barenaked Ladies,
Like a Corpse standing in Desperation, the first box set by Dark Wave band Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows,
Omorashi, a fetishism sometimes referred to in the Western world as "desperation fetishism"