Are You Wondering if You're Depressed?
Do you experience any of the following:
Sleep change (Sleeping more or less than usual; Early morning waking; Difficulty falling asleep)?
Changes in appetite (Eating more or less than usual)?
Feeling sadder than normal or lower mood?
Feeling more irritable than normal?
Feeling more tired than usual?
Feeling more restless than usual?
Feel less interested or find less pleasure in the things you normally enjoy?
Having more aches and pains than usual?
Wanting to spend less time than normal with friends and family?
Have you been thinking about suicide or been having thoughts about death?
Feeling guilty about things you are not responsible for?
Are you having difficulty concentrating?
* If you are experiencing three (3) or more of these symptoms, you may be depressed. It is recommended that you contact a mental health professional to discuss your concern.
**American Psychiatric Association (2000), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (Text Revision). APA Press: Washington, D.C.
*** The checklist is not a substitute for psychological assessment by a professional.
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