How Can I Tell If I Am Depressed?
In the seasons of life, moods can go down and up, and down some more. But what makes sadness different from depression?
Depression is a longer lasting, more intense, and more dysfunctional experience than just having a down day, or feeling low for a bit, such as after a setback. Other symptoms to watch out for are: low motivation, energy, concentration, difficulty enjoying things, social isolation, worsening irritability or anger, and/or hopelessness or suicidal thoughts.
What To Do If You Think You’re Depressed?
If your symptoms have persisted for more than 2 weeks, or you’re feeling unsafe in any way, you should definitely ask for help, and see your psychiatrist, primary care doctor, therapist, or other clinician you trust.
Rule Out Depression
Please take this survey to see if you’re having symptoms of depression:
If you score greater than a 10, you should contact a clinician, such as a doctor or therapist: