Adapted from PHQ-9
Responses should be based on behavior over the past 90 days
NOTE: Addiction is progressive, chronic and 100% recoverable when treated.
Disclaimer: This screening is not designed to make a diagnosis or take the place of a professional diagnosis
consultation. Use this brief screening tool to help determine if further action is recommended.
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Depression is a mental illness that is not caused by any one thing. There are a variety of factors, events, and possible predisposed genetics and biology that may contribute to a diagnosis.
The following are common causes of depression.
There are different types of depression diagnosis and depressive symptoms. Everyone’s battle and symptoms may present differently, making it hard to tell that someone is depressed. Below are 3 common diagnosable types of depressive disorder, each having unique characteristics.
Anxious Distress: Depression with constant restlessness and worry about lack of control over events. May experience panic attacks.
Mixed Features: Depression combined with manic features including elevates the sense of self, increased energy, and rapid speech.
Atypical Features: depression that includes temporary relief and the ability to be cheered up, increased appetite, excessive need for sleep, and heaviness in arms and legs.
Symptoms of Depression
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, seeking help could improve their quality of life tenfold. Too often individuals succumb to their symptomology and feel like they must face these struggles on their own. Other times a person may be in denial that they are struggling and nothing quite like themselves anymore. No matter what is going on, everybody deserves relief and resources to combat depression.
Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy, a modality where you engage in conversation and solutions about your condition and related mental health issues.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: DBT is a type of behavioral therapy that combines approaches of mindfulness, acceptance, and emotional regulation in order to identify and change negative thinking patterns.
Medications: There are antidepressant medications available to help reduce the negative side effects of depression. Consulting help from a psychiatrist will help you know what medication might work for you.
If you have questions about how to get help for depression, call Heather Fisher Recovery Services Today.