SIGNS OF DEPRESSION?
1. Sleep changes (Sleeping more or less than usual; early morning waking; difficulty falling asleep).
2. Changes in appetite (Eating more or less than usual).
3. Feeling sadder than normal or a lower mood.
4. Feeling more irritable than normal.
5. Feeling more tired than usual.
6. Feeling more restless than usual.
7. Feeling less interested in life and finding less pleasure in the things you normally enjoy.
8. Crying more.
9. Having more aches and pains than usual.
10. Wanting to spend less time than normal with friends and family.
11. Have you been thinking about suicide or having thoughts about death.
12. Feeling guilty about things for which you are not responsible.
13. Trouble 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 Heath Disorders IV (Test Revision). APA Press: Washington D.C.
Disclaimer: This tool is not a substitute for psychological testing, psychotherapy, mental health treatment or a professional clinical evaluation.