This questionnaire helps you to recognise if you have an depression problem. Read the question and tick the responses that most accurately describe the way that you have been feeling in the past week.
You may do this on your child’s behalf if you are sure of how he/she has been feeling.
If you or your child has a score within the depression range, you need to seek help. The list below describes the symptoms of depression.
Depression is characterized by at least a 2 weeks’ history of persistent depressed mood (children and adolescents may feel irritable instead) or loss of pleasure from the person’s pleasurable activities with 4 or more of the following symptoms:
- Change in appetite with disturbance of weight. (Children may experience a failure to gain weight as expected)
- Sleeping too much or too little.
- Slowing down or speeding up of the psychological and/or physical processes.
- Tiredness and fatigue.
- Worthless or guilty feelings.
- Decreased ability to think, concentrate or make decisions.
- Recurrent thought of death and dying.
Act now, if you or your child is depressed!!