Being overly self-critical, drinking too much, losing a loved one, having a baby or difficulty expressing your frustrations may lead to depression.
If you believe you might be depressed ask yourself if any of the following ten symptoms apply. Are you:
If you are experiencing three or more of these symptoms you may be depressed. It is recommended that you contact a mental health professional to discuss your concerns.
Disclaimer: This checklist is not a substitute for counseling, psychological testing, or medical treatment.
(Sources include The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide and the American Psychiatric Association (2000), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Mental Disorders IV)
If you are depressed and would like help or more information, call me at (206) 782-6216.