Anxiety and Depression

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Everyone feels sad or worried from time to time. Such emotions are both natural and unavoidable. People worry about their children, bills, aging parents, jobs, and health. And most people have shed a tear or two watching a sad movie or a news story about a poignant tragedy. That’s normal. A little bit of anxiety and depression is part of everyday but when sadness fills most of your days or worries saturate your mind, that’s not so normal. You may be experiencing a real problem with depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression can affect how you think, behave, feel, and relate to others. The quiz will help you figure out how depression and anxiety affect your life. When you understand what’s going on, you can start doing something about it.

Thoughts influence the way you feel. The very darkest thoughts usually lead to depression, whereas anxiety usually stems from thoughts about being judged or hurt. And, of course, people often have both types of thoughts.

Do your thoughts dwell on the dark, dismal, or the scary aspects of life?



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The odd-numbered items are most indicative of depression, and the even-numbered items reflect anxious thinking.

There’s no pass or fail mark on this quiz. However, the more items you endorse, the more you have cause for concern; specifically.

If you check more than eight or ten items, you should think seriously about addressing your condition.

At the same time, if you very strongly believe in any of these items, you just may have too much anxiety or depression.

If you have any thoughts of suicide or utter hopelessness, you should consult your primary care physician or a mental health professional immediately.
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Things are getting worse and worse for me.
2
I worry all the time.
3
I think I’m worthless.
4
I never know what to say.
5
No one would miss me if I were dead.
6
I’m afraid that I’ll get sick.
7
I think I’m a failure.
8
My thoughts race, and I obsess about things.
9
I don’t look forward to much of anything.
10
I get really nervous around people.
11
The world would be better off without me.
12
Thoughts about past trauma keep rolling on my mind.
13
I find it impossible to make decisions.
14
I can’t stand when I am Center of attention.
15
My life is full of regrets.
16
I can’t stand making mistakes.
17
I don’t see things any better in the future.
18
I worry about my health all the time.
19
I am deeply ashamed of myself.
20
I over-prepare for everything.