September 16, 2014
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9 symptoms of depression

Have you been experiencing any of the following symptoms of depression?

1. Depressed mood

yes     no
 

2. Marked loss of interest or pleasure in activites which used to give you pleasure

yes     no
 

3. Significant weight loss or gain, or pain

yes     no
 

4. Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep) or sleeping too much

yes     no
 

5. Feelings of either apathy or agitation

yes     no
 

6. Loss of energy

yes     no
 

7. Feeling of worthlessness or guilt

yes     no
 

8. Inability to concentrate or make decisions

yes     no
 

9. Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

yes     no
 

If you answered yes to at least 5 of the items, and if symptoms have been present most days, all day, for at least 2 weeks, you should seek professional help.

 
Harry Karlinsky, MD, 
in association with the MediResource Clinical Team 

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