Before seeing your
health professional, it may be helpful to keep a diary of your symptoms. You
can help your health professional diagnose and treat your condition by being
prepared to answer the following questions:
How long have you been troubled with a depressed
mood? What is your major symptom?
What was happening in your life
when the depressed mood started?
How long have you had your
symptoms? Do they come and go or are they always present?
ever had a similar problem in the past? If so, how was it
What makes your symptoms better or worse?
you have any other symptoms that may be related to your major symptom? Symptoms