Support Groups

Test for Depression

There is no real accurate test for Depression or Bipolar or Anxiety disorders. If you notice you have some of these symptoms & behaviors, seek out competent medical advice. You must be evaluated by an “experience & qualified” doctor, and you must agree to the diagnosis. Most “medical doctors” have no mental health experience, or only 4-8 hours of training. And even professional’s can get it wrong for a variety of reasons. Going to support meetings (Dbsa / Nami) where people openly talk about their mental illness, can go a long way in helping you decide.

  • I feel really sad most of the time.
  • I don’t sleep well at night. I am very restless and awaken not feeling refreshed.
  • I don’t enjoy doing the things I have always enjoyed doing.
  • I am always tired and I find it hard to get out of bed.
  • I feel ill often or I have lots of aches and pains that don’t go away.
  • I find it difficult to focus and I am very forgetful.
  • I don’t feel like eating much at all.
  • I feel like eating all the time.
  • I don’t want to talk to people.
  • I am mad at everything and everybody.
  • I feel upset and fearful, but don’t know why.
  • I don’t like myself very much. I feel bad quite a bit of the time.
  • I don’t feel like there is much point to living, nothing good is going to ever happen to me.
  • I think about death much of the time. Sometimes, I think about how I might kill myself.
  • I have little or no sexual energy.
  • I am having problems at work and at home due to my highs and lows.
  • My moods go back and forth between feeling really “high” and feeling really “low.”
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