Using my clients as examples, Mary took a depression questionnaire because she was depleted of energy, having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. It got so bad she was often late to work. She felt lethargic and often cried for no obvious reason. She used to be very social and, lately, she just wants to be alone.
Jason on the other hand was unusually irritable and moody, having a horrible time sleeping as his mind raced about all the things in life that stressed him out. He used to love working out and doesn’t want to do it anymore. Instead, he starts to drink too much to cover up the worthless feelings he is having.
While depressive disorders tend to bring about similar behaviors, they manifest in different ways for each individual. Some retreat into a black hole while others act out in ways that are unusual for them. In both cases, it can represent a depressive disorder. A depression questionnaire is one way to determine if this is the case.
I am providing a depression questionnaire as an educational tool designed to help you determine if you might be clinically depressed. It is not meant to provide you with a formal diagnosis. This is a personal assessment of how you are feeling in the moment. A diagnosis takes many other variables into consideration. Take the questionnaire below by clicking on the image. Once you get your results. you'll be provided with more helpful information to help you determine what to do next.
Before you click over, I want to congratulate you for having the courage to seek answers. Clearly, something isn't right in your life and you're willing to step up and figure out what's going on. That is a HUGE first step!
Some other things to consider as you move forward,
congratulations! However, you took the test for a reason, because you aren’t feeling right. If you only marked a few of them, then it may be situational depression. In which case, you might consider seeking the support of a friend, counselor or someone else who can help you sort through things and give you the support that you need. You can beat this!
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