The depression checklist is a list of symptoms that someone with depression maybe experiencing. It is normal to feel some of the symptoms from time to time, but if you experience several of them over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, you should seek the help of a professional.
Use the depression checklist to help you assess your feelings, then talk with your doctor or health professional about your concerns.
- Feeling sad, "empty" or generally low
- Crying spells or tearfulness
- Feeling hopeless, worthless or inadequate
- Loss of interest in life - family, friends, hobbies, work
- Lack of direction and purpose
- Disorganized, unable to think clearly and make decisions
- Feeling alone or isolated from others
- Spending less time with family or friends
- Avoiding work or other activities
- Lacking motivation
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed
- Feeling tired and weary no matter how much sleep
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased appetite and weight gain
- Frustrated with everything and everyone
- Feeling selfconcious and ugly or old
- Worries about health
- Loss of interest in sex
- Feeling life isn’t worth living
- Would you like to end your life?
Finally, remember your are not alone - around 15% of people will have a bout of severe depression during their lives and women are twice as likely to be affected. Depression is a real illness with potentially serious consequences if ignored.
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