How to Know If I am Depressed

Want To Know How Depressed You Really Are?

Take a quiz to self-evaluate yourself by answering the questions below.

(Note: All questions are taken from depression.org.nz)

How often have you been bothered by feeling down, depressed, irritable, or hopeless over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered that you have little interest or pleasure in doing things over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered by trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered that you have a poor appetite, weight loss, or overeating over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered by feeling tired, or having little energy over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered by feeling bad about yourself – or feeling that you are a failure, or that you have let yourself or your family down over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered that you have trouble concentrating on things like school work, reading, or watching TV over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered by moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you were moving around a lot more than usual over the last two weeks?

How often have you been bothered by thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way over the last two weeks?

You should answer all of the questions with “not at all”, “a few days”, “most of the days” or “almost every day”. Each one of the answers has a value of 0,1,2 and 3 respectively.

For the complete quiz and full diagnosis evaluation, you may follow this link.

Notice that all questions of the test are based on how you’re feeling in the last 2 weeks. It is this way because according to the manual doctors use to diagnose depression and anxiety called DSM-5, you must have shown some symptoms of these for at least 2 weeks.

Knowing how severe is your depression and with what you’re struggling the most will definitely help you fight depression more efficiently.

Once you know better about your depression, I’ll encourage you to find a way on how to beat it.

Here are some resources that you might find helpful.

Tips for Fighting Depression

Thrill of Victory Against Depression

Self-Awareness to Beat Depression

Natural Ways to Fight Depression

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