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Depression Self-Test

1. I am unable to do the things I used to do.

2. I feel hopeless about the future.

3. I can’t make decisions.

4. I feel sluggish or restless.

5. I am gaining or losing weight.

6. I get tired for no reason.

7. I am sleeping too much, or too little.

8. I feel unhappy.

9. I become irritable or anxious.

10. I think about dying or killing myself.

If you answered yes to 5 or more of these questions, and you have felt this way every day for several weeks, there is a good chance you are suffering from depression and should see a licensed mental health professional.

If you answered yes to question 10, you should seek help immediately, regardless of your answer to any other questions.  Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Original source: Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology –Self Report

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