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Depression Screening Test - Free Self Assessment Calculator


Do you feel tired or sad or disinterested all the time? Do you spend sleepless nights? Chances are you are depressed and you don't know it. It's not just you. Nearly 300 million people of all ages around the world suffer fromdepression which affects the quality of their routine lives(1 Trusted Source
Effect of Ketamine on Sleep in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Systematic Review.

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Some of the situations that make you sad includelosing your loved ones, becoming sick, losing a job and having financial problems(2 Trusted Source
Depression

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If you are not able to cope with sadness in a positive way, you may become depressed. Early detection and treatment lead to early recovery. Take this free Online Depression Screening Testto check if you suffer from mild or chronic depression.
Read all the questions carefully and give an honest response. The test questions refer to how you have felt and behaved during the past week.

Depression Screening Tool

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Statements ( Answer all the questions )

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1. I feel sad and unhappy most of the time.

2. I feel tired, have little energy and I am unable to concentrate.

3. I have lost interest in all aspects of life that used to be important to me.

4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.

5. I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves to be punished.

6. I often feel restless with decreased activity.

7. I have difficulty making decisions and do things slowly.

8. I feel fatigued and it takes great effort for me to do simple things.

9. I have often noticed changes in my weight and appetite.

10. I have lost interest in sex and I am experiencing sexual difficulties.

11. I feel lifeless -- more dead than alive.

12. My future seems hopeless and I feel trapped.

13. My sleep has been disturbed; it's either too much or too little.

14. I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.

15. I often get thoughts of suicide or death.

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Facts about Depression

  • Statistics reveal that more women get depressed than men(3 Trusted Source
    Why is depression more prevalent in women?

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  • Women are more likely to developdepression after giving birthdue to the hormonal changes and the additional responsibility of bringing up the newborn baby(4 Trusted Source
    Postpartum Depression.

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    ).
  • Depression is caused not only by psychological factors but also by genetic and environmental factors(5 Trusted Source
    Genetic and epigenetic factors associated with depression: An updated overview

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    ).
  • Depressed people have imbalanced neurotransmitters, which help brain cells (neurons) to communicate with each other.
  • Illicit use of drugs and alcohol may lead to depression(6 Trusted Source
    Substance abuse

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  • Based on the severity level,psychotherapy, medications, vagal nerve stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy will be recommended(7 Trusted Source
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and Treatment of Depression: To the Brainstem and Beyond

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    ).

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  • 1. Effect of Ketamine on Sleep in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Systematic Review.
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10143949/)
  • 2. Depression
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430847/ )
  • 3. Why is depression more prevalent in women?
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4478054/ )
  • 4. Postpartum Depression.
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519070/ )
  • 5. Genetic and epigenetic factors associated with depression: An updated overview
    (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X22002273 )
  • 6. Substance abuse
    (https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/substance-abuse)
  • 7. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and Treatment of Depression: To the Brainstem and Beyond
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2990624/ )

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disney_fan30, Bahrain

when i go to public i feel so not comfortable like. i hate talk in public because i think people well say that i'm trying to show off so i just walk and never talk and when somebody tell me something i get so mad and angry

tejas1234, India

sir i am not able to concentrate on my studies.when i start to study my head start paining and its lead to sleep.my sleep is longer than 6 hours..my waist is always in pain.i am not able to pick heavy weight.always i fell tried and less energy to do any work.i can't even stop my sleep in daytime..sir plz help me give some precaution.

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