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Clinical Depression Self-Screening Test

Use the following checklist to determine if you or someone you know may be suffering from clinical depression.

  • Feelings of sadness and/or irritability

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed

  • Changes in weight or appetite

  • Changes in sleeping pattern

  • Feeling guilty or worthless

  • Inability to concentrate, remember things, or make decisions

  • Fatigue or loss of energy

  • Restlessness or decrease activity noticed by others

  • Feelings of hopelessness * 

  • Thoughts of suicide or death *

  • Manic Symptoms

  • Increased energy and decreased need for sleep

  • Inappropriate excitement or irritability

  • Promiscuous sexual behavior

  • Disconnected and racing thoughts *

  • Impulsive behavior and poor judgement

 

Score __________

 

Speak to a REACH counselor if you checked the following:

Any symptoms with a * mark next to them

Five or more of the “first set of symptoms”

and/or two or more of the “manic symptoms”, lasting more than two weeks.

 

Remember, most cases of depression can be treated successfully with proper intervention, counseling, and/or medication. Contact REACH for more information!

 

Online News About Depression:
In the past year, 60 million Americans have searched for disease specific information online. Inquires on depression was the leading disease sought after for insight and research with (19%), allergies/sinus problems was second with (16%), bipolar disorder (14%), arthritis/rheumatism (10%), high blood pressure (10%), migraines (9%), anxiety (9%) heart disease (8%), and sleep disorders (8%).
-Source: Louis Harris & Associates poll 

Suggested website information:

www.webmd.com