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Existential Depression Test
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 more
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
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 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 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 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 more
See below: Just like we recommend to you, we try to ask for professional help, no self-diagnosis (it is difficult though:) we try ask for help when needed. Focus on stress management, e.g. Self-care, relaxation, taking breaks when possible. ...Read more
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 more
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
Can depression be diagnosed from a blood test or is it purely the behavioural and pyschological symptoms presented?
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
No: There are none that I am aware of. Perhaps one of my colleagues will have experience with some other ideas regarding this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are there blood tests to help choose the best medication for depression and anxiety or is it just trial and error?
Check out: Http://psychcentral. Com/news/2011/12/16/blood-test-may-predict-antidepressant-effectiveness/32659.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
If st depression is due to hyperventilation test, does it mean that it will happen also in the stress test, or it is not sure?
Hi I suffer with depression and I have to go to the doctors about painful muscles and im scared what tests he might want to do.
It is your body. ..: There are a range of conditions that can present with muscle pain including inflammatory conditions, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions, muscle tension. After a thorough history and exam your Dr may offer some blood tests to identify or exclude these conditions. At every stage make sure you know what is being tested for, and what a test involves. This is called consent. Your Dr works WITH you ...Read more
Hi im getting continous positive OPK test for the last 3 months do you think that has anything to so with my weight lost due to depression?
Abnormal: Having a continuously positive ovulation predictor test result is abnormal. Something in your body is either secreting too much hormone or something abnormal is secreting hormone. This could be a tumor or could be the signs of abnormal or decreased ovarian function. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
Had routine stress/echo test which showed no ST depression and good contractility. But had peaked T waves at maximum excercise. Significant?
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