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If you have cancer would it show in your oxygen levels or in blood tests feel like my heart beat is getting weaker and heavy on heart? Stress? Depress
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
Not the best: At best, online tests for depression are only useful for screening depressive symptoms...And that is if you happen to stumble across a well researched one. The best way to determine if you have depression is to visit with a psychologist or psychiatrist since there are different types of depression, which have different causes, and require different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, several: Several 'screening measures' are online. It doesn't replace a real Dx Eval but can be useful. Mostly for sincerely worried young people who discover that they don't make the first cut - but it you exaggerate at all - it might be hard to get a true answer. A visit to an expert is better for an evaluation. http://psych.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/screening-tests/depression-screening-test ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: You can take online tests like the one at http://cesd-r.Com/ -- but the best way to know is to meet with a psychiatrist or psychologist. That way you can have a conversation about your situation, and receive suggestions about treatment if needed. Depression and heavy alcohol use are often found in the same people, and the risk of both is intensified. Help is available! ...Read more
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
Depression: There are online tests you can take, such as the ces-d: http://cesd-r.Com/ however, the best assessment would be with a psychiatrist or psychologist in person. On your additional information you've described yourself as a heavy alcohol drinker (15+ drinks a week). Depression and alcohol abuse are often found together in the same person, and are risk factors for each other. A doctor can help. ...Read more
Depression tests: Despite all the screening tools available in research, online, in fashion magazines.The psychiatric interview is the best possible way to diagnose depression although the scales are helpful to evaluation and monitoring response to treatment.Its helpful but not the way to diagnose some one with depression. ...Read more
No Self-Dx: Even if the tests on line were not vague, you still will need someone to help you explain the results. Number itself is meaningless, what's more important is the item analysis. Also, diagnosis is not given based on a single measure. There're several measures that assess whatever is needed for your diagnosis. Bottom line-- don't diagnose yourself, get a professional to do it. ...Read more
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
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
I think that I'm suffering with depression I've noticed all the symptoms and done an online test and it all adds up I don't know what to do I'm 17 ?
Depression: Depression is a very common disease and like any other disease is treatable . Self assessment can be done using Patient health Questionnaire ( PHQ-9 ). Depression can be secondary to thyroid problems or side affects of drugs. Depression can be easily treated by GP by antidepressant medications or by counselling . If someone has thoughts of hurting themselves or anyone else they should call 111 . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I dropped out from my medschool bcos I've failed many tests and I was depressed but I've learnt from my mistakes. Can I apply readmission into medsc?
Yes: If your school is aware of your illness and you have been helped you should consider petitioning for read mission assuming you left on good terms. ...Read more
Clinical interview: combined with observation and possible input from others are used to make accurate diagnoses of bipolar disorder and depression. Psychological testing can assist with confirmation but is not diagnostic in and of itself. Recommend comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist or doctoral level clinical psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: We make the diagnosis of depression based on our patients symptoms.There are some screening tests(easy to find online) but if you are feeling "blue or sad", sleeping poorly, having appetite changes or loss of libido you should have a discussion with your dr.Most often a patient will present with a somatic "body problem" like headache and if you don't clue you dr. In we will search wrongly. ...Read more
I am being refused tests and diagnosis for severe crippling athritis because of depression. What can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer