Are you wondering if you’re depressed? Are you experiencing…
- Sleep changes (Sleeping more or less than usual; Early morning waking; Difficulty falling asleep; Difficulty staying 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?
- Feeling less interested or find less pleasure in the things you normally enjoy?
- Crying more?
- 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 3 or more of these symptoms, you may be depressed. It is recommended that you contact a mental health professional to discuss your concerns.
* American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Mental Disorders IV (Text Revision). APA Press: Washington D.C.
**Disclaimer: This tool is not a substitute for psychological testing, a form of psycho-therapy or mental health treatment.