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What can I do if I got a 29 on the goldberg's depression test?

What can I do if I got a 29 on the goldberg's depression test?

The Goldberg: Depression Test is offered on line and is a brief instrument to assess possible depression. As the website says, it does not replace the need for professional diagnosis or treatment. Please see a mental health professional. "Feeling Good" by David Burns is a helpful book. Peace and good health,. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Got an 81% on the goldberg's depression test. What do I do now? It's kinda freaking me out.....

Got an 81% on the goldberg's depression test. What do I do now? It's kinda freaking me out.....

Too high to ignore: Don't freak out! do find a therapist to help you understand what's going on. If you can describe your feelings accurately, a therapist will know the best next step. It may be reassurance and learning the terms for your feelings less dramatically - or therapy w/ or w/out medication. Find a therapist you can trust. Good luck! ...Read more

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Well I took some depression test online and I passed them all but is there still a chance I can get depression because i'm wooried

Well  I took some depression test online and I passed them all but is there still a chance I can get depression because i'm wooried

Yes: If you are concerned about symptoms of depression, please see your doctor or mental health provider. Your concerns and symptoms can be explored further and treated, if necessary. ...Read more

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I took goldbergs depression test and at level 54 you will be classified as severely depressed i got 89 i'm worried but is this test accurate?

I took goldbergs depression test and at level 54 you will be classified as severely depressed i got 89 i'm worried but is this test accurate?

Reasonable screen: As the measure makes clear - this is only to help you determine if there is a reason to seek professional help. The items are well chosen in my opinion and the scoring appears to be reasonable. A tendency to opt for extreme positives may just be a style, but such a high score would not go away entirely if you were less "enthusiastic". I think it makes sense to talk w/ a therapist at 89. Take care. ...Read more

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They say depression is when chemical imbalance happens in the brain. How you diagnose depression.What test do Psychiatric use to identify depression?

They say depression is  when chemical imbalance happens in the brain. How you diagnose  depression.What test do Psychiatric use to identify depression?

Interview: I'd suggest an experienced Clinical Psychologist - good diagnosis can take longer than most MDs have and before any Rx, I'd want to really explore the history and symptoms and effects. There is no lab work or imagry tests yet - if there ever will be. It's your presenting info and their observation over a bit of time that they use. ...Read more

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I am hungry 24/7. It is not diabetes or depression. 1st blood test under active thyroid, second blood test normal. Suggestions on how to proceed?

I am hungry 24/7. It is not diabetes or depression. 1st blood test under active thyroid, second blood test normal. Suggestions on how to proceed?

2 many possibilities: There too many possibilities to explain increased appetite. Certainly start with thyroid hormone. But checking for diabetes is important. Also many many other possibilities. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to be diagnosed with depression without a blood test?

Are you supposed to be diagnosed with depression without a blood test?

Maybe: Sometimes the cause of depression is clear...Sometimes it needs further investigation. Thyroid blood testing is the most relevant as far as depression is concerned, but there are others. Talk to your physician about it. If initial treatment is not working, then certainly further investigation into metabolic conditions should be done. ...Read more

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Is there a simple test for depression?

Is there a simple test for depression?

IDS-SR: The inventory of depressive symptomatology - self report (ids-sr) is a very good tool for assessing depression severity. The assessment is open to the public: http://www.Ids-qids.Org/translations/english/ids-sr%20english.Pdf and the scores are interpreted as follows: http://www.Ids-qids.Org/index2.Html#interpretation . I would suggest seeing a psychiatrist for true interpretation, however. ...Read more

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