How To Tell If You're Depressed

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    Derek

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    Feeling down lately? Feel as if you are medically and scientifically depressed? Well then take this test...it will tell you just how messed up you really are!

    In this thread there will be 25 questions, asking you about symptoms you may or may not have felt within the past week. On a piece of paper please put either 0-4 next to each question as to how often you have experienced the said symptom.

    0=Not At All
    1=Somewhat
    2=Moderately
    3=A Lot
    4=Extremely

    After the quiz is completed. Add the numbers you put down together, and view it against the depression chart to see how depressed you really are.

    Don't post your score here unless you completely want to. It is for your own usage, and knowledge. Those with suicidal urges should always seek help from a mental health professional or therapist.

    0-5 No depression
    6-10 Normal but unhappy
    11-25 Mild depression
    26-50 Moderate depression
    51-75 Severe depression
    76-100 Extreme depression

    Section 1: Thoughts and Feelings

    1. Feeling sad or down in the dumps -
    2. Feeling unhappy or blue -
    3. Crying spells or tearfulness -
    4. Feeling discouraged -
    5. Feeling hopeless -
    6. Low self esteem -
    7. Feeling worthless or inadequate -
    8. Guilt or shame -
    9. Criticizing yourself or blaming yourself -
    10. Difficulty making decisions -

    Section 2: Activities and Personal Relationships

    11. Loss of interest in family, friends or colleagues -
    12. Loneliness -
    13. Spending less time with family or friends -
    14. Loss of motivation -
    15. Loss of interest in work and other activities -
    16. Avoiding work or other activities -
    17. Loss of pleasure or satisfaction in life -

    Section 3: Physical Symptoms
    18. Feeling tired -
    19. Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much -
    20. Decreased or increased appetite -
    21. Loss of interest in sex -
    22. Worrying about your health -

    Section 4 - Suicidal Urges (Those with suicidal urges should always seek help from a mental health professional or therapist.)

    23. Do you have any suicidal thoughts?
    24. Would you like to end your life?
    25. Do you have a plan for harming yourself?

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    This is out of a book by Dr. David D. Burns M.D. Called "Feeling Good" which is intended to help you diagnose your depression and thus seek help if you find yourself severely depressed, or suicidal in nature.

    I thought I'd post it here as it may help to be an eye opener to some people if they aren't aware they are truly suffering from depression.
     
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    Section 1: Thoughts and Feelings

    1. Feeling sad or down in the dumps - 2
    2. Feeling unhappy or blue - 2
    3. Crying spells or tearfulness - 0
    4. Feeling discouraged - 3
    5. Feeling hopeless - 3
    6. Low self esteem - 4
    7. Feeling worthless or inadequate - 4
    8. Guilt or shame - 2
    9. Criticizing yourself or blaming yourself - 3
    10. Difficulty making decisions - 1

    Section 2: Activities and Personal Relationships

    11. Loss of interest in family, friends or colleagues - 0
    12. Loneliness - 4
    13. Spending less time with family or friends - 2
    14. Loss of motivation - 0
    15. Loss of interest in work and other activities - 0
    16. Avoiding work or other activities - 0
    17. Loss of pleasure or satisfaction in life - 0

    Section 3: Physical Symptoms
    18. Feeling tired - 3
    19. Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much - 3
    20. Decreased or increased appetite - 2
    21. Loss of interest in sex - 2
    22. Worrying about your health - 1

    Section 4 - Suicidal Urges (Those with suicidal urges should always seek help from a mental health professional or therapist.)

    23. Do you have any suicidal thoughts? - 0
    24. Would you like to end your life? - 0
    25. Do you have a plan for harming yourself? - 0

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    Score is 41. I have moderate depression. ;P
     
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    Nick

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    I Scored 46 Moderate depression
     
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    I scored 1 and that was only because I was yawning while reading that so I figured I might as well give myself something for "feeling tired" :lol:
     
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    Derek

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    I'm doing better than you all (except for Todd). I only scored a 25 when I took this yesterday. :lol:
     
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    Christopher

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    Really interesting but I've got one question?

    What do the results stand for? You don't really get an answer and you can't really compare yourself to an average (the average would probably be bad too anyway).
     
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    Derek

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    The book itself is kinda just intended to help you admit you're depressed, and then offer advice on how to overcome those feelings.
     
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    I scored 19 (mild depression).
     
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    26, I stayed positive. I knew it would be between mild and moderate.
     
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    I got a score of 90. That's only because I am going through hell right now. The way I got treated at my job and I ended up quitting this past Friday. I have no job now and my health issues aren't too well. So I have every right to feel the way that I feel right now. Quick! Somebody commit me! :bookread:
     
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    Derek

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    *Dresses up in all white and walks up behind you tapping your shoulder*.

    Kidding. :lol:
     
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    I took it about an hour or so ago. I don't remember my exact score but it was somewhere in the 60s. I haven't had the best week, though.
     
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    Right, well, then it does help.
     
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    Score of 20. Sounds about right.
     
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    23, mild depression. M'kay, not surprised.
     
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    33, mild depression.
     
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    I got a score of 5:

    One for feeling tired
    Four for being unable to sleep
     
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    I got a 52. Which is just on the brink of severe depression. Great.
     
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    54.... bleh it's better than being 100 i guess.
     
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    50
    We're on the brink man!
     

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