Take the Depression Test
Here at COPE, we are committed to providing you with solutions to many of life’s issues. Stress management, anxiety, adolescent counseling and depression are just a few of the biggest.The most common being depression can described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Many people can feel this way at one time or another for short periods. True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. Often prompting people to seek counseling or a psychologist. The exact cause of depression is not known. Many researchers believe it is caused by chemical changes in the brain. This may be due to a problem with ones genes, or triggered by certain stressful events. Typically, it’s a combination of both. Some types of depression run in families. But depression can occur even if you have no family history of the illness. Anyone can develop depression, even kids.Let us here at the Center of Psychological Effectiveness help you overcome depression with any of our therapists. We are here to serve you as well as the rest of our family in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. Call us today!
Check True or False to each of the following questions:
|I’m tired a lot.|
|Decisions are more difficult to make lately.|
|I cry more than I used to.|
|I feel edgy and tense.|
|My sleep patterns have changed (more, less or disrupted).|
|I stay to myself a lot.|
|I just don’t enjoy things the way I used to.|
|I have to push myself to do even the simplest of things.|
|I have lost interest in sex.|
|I eat more/less than I used to.|
Please count the number of “Trues” in your responses.
0 – 3: You may be experiencing some mild depressive features. They may be linked to a situation or adjustment. If symptoms persist or become more intense you may want to seek professional attention.
4 – 7: You are most likely experiencing a moderate depression. Professional assessment and therapeutic interventions should be explored.
8 – 10: You are probably experiencing a significant depression. Professional assessment and therapeutic intervention is advised. Medication evaluation may be of some benefit.
This is a symptom checklist. This is not a standardized psychological assessment.
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