|QUICK DEPRESSION CHECKLIST||Frequently||Occasionally||Rarely|
|1) Do you feel downhearted, depressed or sad?|
|2) Do you feel worse in the morning?|
|3) Do you have crying spells, or feel like crying?|
|4) Do you feel fearful and easily panic about things?|
|5) Do you worry about your health?|
|6) Is it an effort to do the things you used to do with ease because of a lack of enthusiasm?|
|7) Do you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night?|
|8) Do you easily become irritable and angry?|
|9) Are you gaining weight or bingeing on sweet foods?|
|10) Do you feel unattractive and unlovable?|
|11) Do you feel anxious and nervous?|
|12) Do you find it difficult to make decisions?|
|13) Do you think you are letting people down, or have done in the past?|
|14) Do you feel less enjoyment from activities that once gave you pleasure?|
|15) Is your appetite poor and are you losing weight without trying?|
|16) Are you often tired?|
|17) Are you restless and unable to keep still?|
|18) Do you have less interest or desire for sex?|
|19) Do you prefer to be alone and shy away from social interaction?|
|20) Do you feel like you have slowed down?|
|21) Is your mood affecting your work?|
|22) Do you feel hopeless about the future?|
|Score 2 for each “frequently” answer,1 for “occasionally,” and 0 for “rarely Total for each column|
|Add scores for all columns|
INTERPRETATION OF SCORES
You are normal. You appear to be positive, optimistic and able to cope with your circumstances..
You have a mild case of the blues. You need to pay attention to the issues in your life, and
consider a few life-style changes and coping mechanisms before things get worse.
You have a moderate mood swings and sadness. You might benefit from professional help.
More than 15
You have serious symptoms of depression. You definitely need as possible professional help.