Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does your score mean?
The more symptoms of
depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as
one of the following:
You are unlikely to have depression.
You may have mild to moderate depression.
have moderate to severe depression.
You may have severe
As with all screening tools, this tool gives you a place
to start. Keep in mind that a higher score does not necessarily mean that you
have depression. Also, a lower score does not always mean you are
depression-free. This tool can help you examine your feelings and think about
whether your symptoms might be symptoms of depression. But using this tool is
not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If you
are concerned about any of your symptoms, seek medical help.
The thyroid gland produces and regulates hormones. These hormones can affect energy levels, mood, even weight. They can also be factors in depression. Read on to find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how it's treated.