If you have experienced five or more of these symptoms within the same two week period–especially if a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure are among your symptoms–this could be indicative of an episode of depression.
1. Depressed Mood
A person may report feeling “sad” or “empty” or may cry frequently. YES
2. Decreased Interest or Pleasure
A person may show markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, daily activities. YES
3. Weight Changes
Significant changes in weight when not attempting to gain or lose (a gain or loss of 5% or more in a month. NO. I don’t think. Maybe I have put on a few pounds. What’s 5% of 135?
4. Sleep Disturbances
Insomnia or sleeping too much. THE SECOND ONE. I went to bed at 9pm last night and woke up this morning at 10AM.
5. Psychomotor Agitation or Retardation
The person may be observed to be either agitated and restless or physically slowed down in their movements. NOT SURE. Don’t feel that quick, but then I’m not in a position to “observe the person.”
Deep fatigue or a loss of energy. YES YES YES
7. Feelings of Worthlessness or Guilt
A depressed person may feel that they have no value or they may feel inappropriately guilty about things they have no control over. OH. IS THAT NOT NORMAL?
8. “Brain Fog”
A depressed person may have a diminished ability to think, concentrate or make decisions. OH, SORRY. I GOT DISTRACTED. YES. I THINK. IS THAT A GOOD ANSWER?
9. Thoughts of Death
A depressed person may have recurring thoughts of death, especially thoughts of suicide, with or without a specific plan. NO. Why would I commit suicide when I can go back to bed?
How many was that?