A Depression Self Test

Learn how I beat Depression

Everyone has experienced depression at some point in their lives.  It may be from the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a job.  It may have been due to a child leaving home, or as the result of retiring.  Many women feel depression when they have a child.  Being sad or feeling blue is not a bad thing.  If your depression persists for an extended period of time and you find that it is affecting every aspect of your life, you may need to seek medical help in overcoming your depression.

Depression is defined as a depressed mood that is a reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or an injured self esteem.  Depression can be very intense and prevent a person from leading a normal life.

What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?

There are many symptoms that are related to depression.  You may experience some of these or possibly all of them to a varying degree.

? Feeling vey sad, anxious, empty or without hope
? Feeling like the walls are closing in around you
? Feeling as though you are not important or worthless
? Having thoughts of hurting yourself or suicidal thoughts
? Attempting suicide
? A change in sleeping habits, sleeping more or less
? A loss of enjoyment of the things that you used to find pleasurable
? No energy or desire to do anything
? Trouble concentrating or focusing on tasks
? Appetite changes that cause weight loss or weight gain
? Headaches
? Stomach aches
? Digestive problems
? Lack of sexual drive, or problems performing sexual acts

If you think that you may be depressed you can take a depression self test to see how you do.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself to see if you are depressed.

1. I do things slowly
2. My future seems hopeless
3. It is hard for me to concentrate on things
4. I do not feel any pleasure or joy in my life anymore
5. I have difficulty making decisions
6. I have lost interest in things that used to be very important to me
7. I feel sad, blue or down in the dumps
8. I am restless and agitated and can’t keep still
9. I am very tired and have no energy
10.  Doing even the simplest things requires a great deal of effort
11.  I feel like I deserve to be unhappy
12.  I feel like a failure
13.  I feel lifeless and lethargic
14.  My sleeping patterns have changed and I am getting too much sleep, broken sleep or not enough sleep
15.  I spend time thinking about how to kill myself
16.  I feel trapped in my life
17.  I can’t shake the sad feeling even when good things are happening in my life
18.  Without meaning to I have lost or gained weight
19.  I want to be alone frequently and prefer to have isolation
20.  I weep a lot or I can not cry or express emotion at all
21.  I forget what I am doing frequently

This test is only meant to be a guide to get a sense of if you may be suffering from depression.  It is important to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.  If you are having any suicidal thoughts seek help immediately!

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