Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Assess yourself: depressed or not?

Jonathan Davis, lead vocalist of metal rock band Korn said, “A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.”

Depression can never be easy and simple as it can lead to something harmful, dangerous and worse, deadly. There are times that we can determine if a friend is undergoing depression. However, the question is: Can you also know if we are depressed? Are you capable enough to assess yourself with this illness?

The answer is ‘yes’ if you have enough will to admit that the sorrow you are feeling right now is going to a different level.

As defined by National Stress Test Clinic, it is a disturbance on one’s mood that takes place to mild sadness, moderate melancholy up to Major Depressive Disorder which is a serious condition of mental health.

Here are some guidelines to assess yourself if you are undergoing the state of depression.

First, ask yourself of many times you feel sad and what causes this sadness. Second, if you’re the competitive type of person, ask yourself if you get mad when you do not achieve the goals you set. Third, every time you wake up in the morning think whether there is something that you’ve been looking forward to or just merely waking up for the sake of it.

Lastly, ask yourself if there comes a time you think about death. This part is serious as it can lead to doing something that must not be done.

There are a lot of depression tests through the internet. If you desire for an accurate answer then you may take the test here.

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