Self-Assessment Test for Depression
Assess depressive symptoms

  
11-14-10
Lisabeth Wotherspoon

Approximately 19 million Americans suffer from depression. The DEPRESSION SELF-TEST can help identify common symptoms of depression. Remember-depression is more than just feeling down. It is a real medical condition that can be effectively treated, but first you must seek help.


There are many reasons, or even a combination of reasons why a person might become depressed.  These include traumatic life experiences such as the death of a loved one, certain diseases or medicines, substance abuse, hormonal changes, or a family history of depression.  Sometimes the cause of depression is unknown.  More often it is a combination of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors that bring on a depressive episode. 

You have five (or more) of the following symptoms nearly every day for the past two weeks and at least one symptom is depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities:

Decreased mood most of the day, nearly every day.
Decreased interest or pleasure in all, or almost all activities most of the day.
Significant weight loss when not dieting or noticeable increase/decrease in appetite nearly every day.
Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day.
Feelings of restlessness or being "slowed down."
Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
Feelings of excessive guilt or worthlessness.
Decreased ability to think or concentrate nearly every day.
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.



Depression test

 

 Depression is very treatable. Get help today. Call 603-994-0114 now.


 

 

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