Are you depressed?

The following are nine symptoms of depression. If you have four or more of these symptoms, you may be clinically depressed.

Depression Checklist

q A persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

q Sleeping too little or sleeping too much

q Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased appetite and weight gain

q Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed

q Restlessness or irritability

q Persistent physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment (such as headaches, chronic pain, or constipation, and other digestive disorders)

q Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions

q Fatigue or loss of energy

q Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless

The “depression check list” was obtained from, and copyrighted and published by, Mental Health America, www.mentalhealthamerica.net

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