Am I depressed or just unhappy?

Use the inventory  below to see if you may be depressed or unhappy. “Circle those that you have experienced  over the past two weeks.”

  • Have you had a change in appetite (15 lb. gain or 15 lb. loss in weight?)
  • Shifts in sleeping patterns (too much sleep or not enough). Waking up early.
  • Tired all the time
  • Agitated or increased activity –  always on the go
  • Loss of interest in  daily activities and/or decreased sexual drive
  • Withdrawing from others and wanting to be alone  most of the time
  • Weeping/not being able to cry
  • Lapses of memory
  • Indecisiveness
  • Fear of losing one’s mind
  • Reluctance to take risks
  • Suicidal thoughts

Note: If you or someone you know is experiencing at least four of these signs of depression for more than two weeks, it’s   recommended  that you  consult  a mental health professional. We also recommend that you attend a Depressed Anonymous meeting.

SOURCE: Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.

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