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Prevention Program

Depression Appraisal

The following appraisal asks questions about some of the symptoms of major depression. You can use this tool to decide if it would be helpful to discuss your mood with a behavioral health professional or with your doctor.

Please answer the questions below and click "View Results" to submit the form.

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems: Not at all Several of the days More than half the days Nearly every day
 1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things.  
 2. Feeling down, depressed or hopeless.  
 3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much.  
 4. Feeling tired or having little energy.  
 5. Poor appetite or overeating.  
 6. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down.  
 7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television.  
 8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual.  
 9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way.  
Not at all difficult Somewhat difficult Very difficult Extremely difficult
 10. If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?  


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Please note: This appraisal is not intended to provide you with a diagnosis. A diagnosis for this condition may be made only after being evaluated by a behavioral health provider. Consider contacting a behavioral health provider if your answers to the appraisal indicate the possibility that you have a problem with depression, or if you have questions or concerns related to depression.

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