Depression Checklist

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from depression, please review the checklist below:

  • Depressive mood: Do you suffer from feelings of gloom, helplessness or pessimism for days at a time?
  • Sleep disturbance: Do you have trouble falling asleep at night or trouble staying asleep - waking up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning? Are you sleeping too much?
  • Chronically fatigued: Do you frequently feel tired or lack energy?
  • Isolation: Have you stopped meeting with family or friends? Increasing isolation and diminished interest in pleasure in activities are major signs of depression.
  • Appetite disturbance: Are you eating far less than usual - or far more? Severe and continuing appetite disturbances are often an indication of depression.
  • Inability to concentrate: If you can't seem to focus on even routine tasks, it's probably time to get some help.
  • Dependence on mood-altering substances: If you depend on alcohol or other drugs to make it through the day, you may be suffering from depression. Often the substance abuse causes symptoms that mimic the appearance of clinical depression, but are in fact due wholly to the drug use.
  • Feeling a sense of unfounded guilt or worthlessness.
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide or a suicide attempt.

For a referral to a professional please access our Behavioral Health Information Referral Line by calling 800.336.2000.

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