depression screening test

Know about Major Depression

by The Anti Depression Team on

Major Depression (Clinical depression) is a condition where people keep feeling a strong sense of sadness, helplessness and despair. A few signs of major depression are difficulty to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoying with friends. It may not only occur once and some may have several times in their life.

Other symptoms of major depression are regularly fatigue, guilt, hopeless, loss of concentration and indecisive. Major depression can include extremes such as insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) and disinterested or anhedonia (interest in all activities, slack or restless. Moreover, thoughts include death or suicide and significant weight loss or gain through a short period.

To be considered as major depression, you must have a depressed mood and the symptoms must be present for almost every day, more than two weeks or so. When you seek a doctor or a psychiatrist, they will ask you questions for evaluation such as your personal and family psychiatric history. Before diagnose, is complete you may have to attempt a depression screening test. Blood tests are not as necessary
but can help to check for depression due to alcohol abuse, certain medications or stroke.