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Quiz: Are You Depressed?

The National Institute of Mental Health offers the following information to help you identify whether you may be suffering from depression. Put a check mark next to each sign that sounds like you:


Check Box I am really sad most of the time.


Check Box I don't enjoy doing the things I've always enjoyed doing.


Check Box I don't sleep well at night and am very restless.


Check Box I am always tired. I find it hard to get out of bed.


Check Box I don't feel like eating much.


Check Box I feel like eating all the time.


Check Box I have lots of aches and pains that don't go away.


Check Box I have little to no sexual energy.


Check Box I find it hard to focus and am very forgetful.


Check Box I am mad at everybody and everything.


Check Box I feel upset and fearful, but can't figure out why.


Check Box I don't feel like talking to people.


Check Box I feel like there isn't much point to living; nothing good is going to happen to me.


Check Box I don't like myself very much. I feel bad most of the time.


Check Box I think about death a lot. I even think about how I might kill myself.


If you checked several items, call your doctor for an appointment and bring this list with you. Ask to be evaluated for depression.




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