Before you begin here, let us tell you that we are not medical professionals. This information has come from
reliable sources and isn’t meant to be a complete diagnostic tool in any way. These quizzes are simply guidelines to help you recognize any problems you might have and be able to effectively deal with those problems.
Because depression can be the most serious of our topics, let’s start by seeing if you may be depressed. Keep in mind that everyone has their “blue” days. The thing that separates clinical depression from simple melancholy is that the symptoms occur over a period of time.
They don’t come and go, they stay around for a while and can affect your life adversely. Ask yourself the following questions. Answer yes if you’ve been feeling this way consistently over a period of two weeks.
- Do you find yourself constantly sad?
- Are you un-motivated to do simple things like a shower,
clean up the house, or make dinner?
- Do people tell you you’re overly irritable?
- Do you have trouble concentrating?
- Are you feeling isolated from family and friends even
when they are around you?
- Have you lost interest in your favorite activities?
- Do you feel hopeless, worthless, or guilty for no reason
- Are you always tired and have trouble sleeping?
- Has your weight fluctuated significantly?
If you can answer “Yes” to five or more of these questions, you could be suffering from clinical depression.