Depression does tend to be something that we as a society tend to downplay, however depression can have a significant impact to your overall health. So let’s find out….how depressed are you? Take the quiz below and then tally up your score.
|Not Severe||Very Severe|
|Have you felt low or sad||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you lost interest in daily life||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you felt lacking energy or strength||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you felt less self-confident||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you had feelings of guilt||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you felt the life isn’t worth living||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you had difficulty concentrating||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you felt restless||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you had trouble sleeping||0||1||2||3||4|
|Have you suffered from increased or reduced appetite||0||1||2||3||4|
|Score 30+: Severe depression;
Score 20-30 Moderate depression; TOTAL:
Less than 20: Less depressed.
So how did you do? We understand that this test can be completely subjective. Your results depend completely on your perception of reality as well as your honesty. With that being said, if you feel depressed, you likely are depressed.
Depression no matter the severity has an effect on your overall health. It is frequently found in those who have been diagnosed with other chronic diseases. It is even known to worsen the outcomes of other diseases. The bottom-line is, whether depression causes or worsens the outcome, depression is frequently associated with disease. Diseases often linked with depression include: angina, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes.
Depression robs your life so investigating your options outside of psychotropic drugs, is a good idea. We would like to suggest you try, neurofeedback. If you are ready to try neurofeedback and find out if it can work for you, give our office a call at 845-344-0444 for a no charge consultation. Or if you want more information about how it works, visit our website at www.middletownhealthandwellnesscenter.com. We look forward to hearing you say that we changed your life for the better. For better health, naturally!