Are you Depressed?

Below are some questions for you to answer. Although this is not a substitute for talking with a mental health professional, you’ll get an idea of areas you might need to work on.

  1. Have you ever felt down in the dumps, sad, or empty nearly every day?

  2. Have you lost interest of pleasure in almost all of the activities you used to enjoy?

  3. Has your appetite changed?

  4. Are you experiencing sleeping difficulties—either sleeping too much or too little?

  5. Do you feel uptight, restless, or edgy?

  6. Do you feel tired and have low energy nearly every day?

  7. Do you feel worthless and/or guilty?

  8. Are you having trouble concentrating?

  9. Do you have frequent thoughts of death and/or are you considering attempting suicide?

If you answered yes to questions #1 and #2, and you answered yes to four or more additional questions, and these symptoms have been occurring together for two weeks, you may be experiencing a clinical depression.

Resources

The American Psychological Association has numerous articles and helpful information on coping with depression.

Lifeline: Confidential support for people in distress or who are feeling suicidal.

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