Depressed guy in a tunnel

Are you depressed?  Depression does not necessarily mean you’re just sad.  You might be more numb—not feeling much of anything—than sad.

But some people are in deed sad, withdrawn from others as well as from themselves, and withdrawn from most of the activities that used to bring them pleasure and enjoyment.

Take this quiz, adapted from W.W.K. Zung (Archives of General Psychiatry).  Decide how much of the time each statement describes how you have been feeling during the past several days.

This quiz contains 20 multiple choice questions and takes about 5 minutes to complete. Your responses are confidential.

I feel down-hearted and blue.
Morning is when I feel the worst.
I have crying spells or feel like it.
I have trouble sleeping at night.
I don't eat as much as I used to.
I'm not enjoying sex anymore.
I notice that I'm losing weight.
I have trouble with constipation.
My heart beats faster than usual.
I get tired for no reason.
My mind is not as clear as it used to be.
I find it hard to do the things I used to.
I feel hopeless about the future.
I am more irritable than usual.
I find it hard to make decisions.
I feel useless and unneeded.
My life is pretty empty.
I feel that others would be better off if I were dead.
I don't enjoy the things I used to do.
I am restless and can't keep still.

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