It can be hard to identify symptoms of depression in yourself, especially if you have been feeling low for a long time and your low state starts to feel like the norm.
We put together this depression test so you can use it to get insight into the severity of your symptoms.
Just remember — depression should never be self-diagnosed.
It is always recommended that you seek professional help who can properly diagnose you. If you need immediate assistance for an emergency, please call 911. Or if you’d like to talk to a licensed professional right away, please call us at 813-609-6946.
Otherwise, if you are interested in learning more about the possible depression symptoms you may be exhibiting, please take this short depression test.
Depression Test: Answer Yes, No, or Maybe
The following is a list of questions for you to answer to determine whether you may be experiencing depression.
Find a quiet time to do this test, listen to how your mind and body are doing and answer the questions of this depression test honestly for you to have a clearer idea of your mental state.
What’s going on in your mind?
- Are you having difficulty concentrating?
- Have you been struggling more than usual when it comes to making decisions?
- Are you struggling with remembering details?
- Are you feeling guilty all the time about every little thing and finding yourself obsessing over what you could have done?
- Do you feel constantly helpless?
- Do you believe that you cannot change your circumstances for the better?
- Do you often experience feelings of hopelessness and other negative thoughts?
- Do you feel worthless?
- Are you constantly irritable and restless?
- Are you suffering from anxiety?
- How about panic attacks? Are they getting worse?
- Have you been thinking of suicide in any way?
- Do you believe it is easier if you weren’t here anymore?
- Have you been blowing up on every little thing?
- Do you feel empty and numb, as if your feelings suddenly went away?
- Have you been spending too much time on Facebook, Instagram, online shopping or another addicting online activity?
- Do you feel like you cannot go one day without indulging in these online activities?
- Are you daydreaming excessively? Is it taking up more time than your actual life?
- How’s your self-esteem doing? Is it especially low lately?
- Are you constantly on the edge of tearing up?
- Have you lost your motivation to do anything?
- Are you getting enjoyment out of your life?
- Do you feel guilty if you suddenly experience happiness?
- Do you feel like you don’t deserve to experience joy in your work or your personal life?
- Are you spending too much time worrying about everything, even the things you shouldn’t be worrying about?
- Have you been obsessing over your past failures lately?
- Do you keep blaming yourself for things that weren’t your responsibility?
- What about self-loathing? Have you been especially hard on yourself lately?
What’s happening to your body?
- Are you constantly tired?
- Has your energy decreased?
- Are you suffering from insomnia? You could be waking up too early or sleeping more than usual.
- Are you overeating — binge eating until it hurts, or have you lost your appetite?
- Do you suffer from persistent aches, cramps, severe headaches or digestive problems that you cannot seem to ease?
- Is this chronic pain you are suffering from?
- Have you been drinking alcohol more than usual?
- Have you given up on your physical appearance?
- Have you been speaking or moving slower than usual?
- Are you suffering from constipation?
- Have you lost your sex drive?
- Has your menstrual cycle changed pattern suddenly?
- What about your work? Are you doing well? Has your performance worsened?
- If you are a smoker, have you been smoking more than usual?
- Have you been indulging in reckless behavior? This can range from excessive alcohol consumption to reckless driving or dangerous sports that you don’t usually participate in.
What’s happening to your human interaction?
- Have you been telling yourself that nobody cares about you?
- Have you lost interest in the things you loved to do such as hobbies, sports, and other activities?
- Have you been avoiding your loved ones?
- Do you think it is better not to be around them so you don’t burden them with your bad mood?
- Have you been avoiding social activities more than usual?
- Are you struggling in your home life with your family?
Depression Text Results
The more you answered “yes” to these questions, the more likely it is that you could be experiencing the symptoms of depression.
Keep in mind that this depression test is not a diagnosis.
It is simply a guideline. It is general test to give you a better read on your mental state.
If you found that you are exhibiting more symptoms than you thought, it’s probably time to talk to a loved one or a licensed professional about the feelings you are experiencing.
If you need immediate assistance, please call call 911. Or if you’d like to talk to someone at our office, please call us at 813-609-6946.
You can also use the form below to learn more about what type of counseling options are available at Loving Life Therapy.
Whatever you choose to do — do something. Don’t sit and wait for the feelings to get better on their own. Reach out and get the help you need.