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How To Know If Your Depression Is Serious  

Friday, January 28, 2011

Depression is much more than mere sadness. It is defined as emotional dejection and withdrawal. We often say that we are depressed because something unfortunate happened during our day or we couldn't get our way. However, real depression is a clinically diagnosed condition that often needs therapy plus for some medication to relieve. There is a way to find out if you have a tendency toward this condition. It is called a depression quiz. This test helps you determine whether you are showing signs of being depressed by the symptoms you express. In mental health, there are also test available to determine if someone has attention deficit disorder.

This test won't show results of how deeply this condition is felt, but it is very helpful toward getting a diagnosis and determining your state of mind. Showing your doctor this test will help him or her to ascertain the level of your condition and what steps will need to be taken. This test is will help you learn more about your inner states of mind.

The test contains a set of questions that will determine if your condition is mild or more pronounced. It will also help you see if there is a chronic pattern. Similar to the attention deficit test, by seeing the number of yes responses to certain questions, you'll learn if your symptoms warrant further help. Three or more "yes" answers can be evidence of an acute form of depression. Sometimes one can also have a temporary depression as the result of certain circumstances in their lives they respond to with a state of hopelessness. However, symptoms that remain over a period of a three or more weeks can be evidence of a more serious condition. In this case, you should contact a medical professional. These symptoms can include fatigue, insomnia, irritability, and suicidal ideation. Please be aware, that if there is a plan that accompanies suicidal ideation, it is important to seek help immediately and if it is a family member, take them to a local hospital.

If you feel a sense that things aren't going well and you are not responding in a healthy manner to your daily situations then you should take a depression quiz. Please be aware that his test is not an exact science and that regardless of your score on the test, seeking counseling is an excellent way to help to clarify the causes of low moods or feelings of helplessness.

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