If you’re feeling down or have been experiencing negative thoughts, it’s possible that you could be depressed. Take this quiz to see if you’re displaying symptoms of depression and get an idea of whether you should seek professional help.
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Taking this quiz will help you to understand whether you may be experiencing symptoms of depression. It is important to note that this quiz is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and if you are concerned about your mental health, you should always speak to a qualified healthcare professional.
Take this quick quiz to see if you may be experiencing symptoms of depression. This quiz is based on the symptoms of depression as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Do you often feel hopeless?
Are you tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?
Do you believe that you don’t have anything to look forward to?
B) No, I have plenty to look forward to.
C) Sometimes I feel this way.
If you scored between 0-9 then you don’t have any symptoms of depression and you’re perfectly healthy!If you scored between 10-14 then you might be going through a tough time and you should seek professional help. If you scored between 15-19 then you’re showing mild symptoms of depression and you should seek professional help. If you scored between 20-28 then you’re showing moderate to severe symptoms of depression and you should seek professional help immediately.
If You Scored…
If you scored…
0-5: You’re not depressed!
6-10: You might be depressed. Talk to your doctor to be sure.
11-15: You’re likely depressed. Seek professional help!
What to Do Next
If you think you might be depressed, it’s important to see a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. Talk to your doctor if you’re feeling depressed. He or she can do a thorough evaluation and talk with you about treatment options.
There are many effective ways to treat depression, and it often takes trying more than one approach to find what works best for you. Treatment may include:
– Talking with a therapist on a regular basis
– Taking medication
– Adjusting your diet and getting regular exercise