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Am I Suffering from Depression: Easy Quiz

Medically Reviewed and Edited by 
Olga Kyrychenko, Psychologist

Note: This quiz is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Consult a mental health professional for an accurate assessment.


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Your Result

Just finished our “depression quiz” or “depression test”? Let’s delve into the results and discuss why it’s vital to address your mental well-being, no matter the outcome. Remember, our quiz is not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by a specialist, so always consult a mental health professional if needed.

Our depression quiz calculator uses a straightforward scoring system and considers whether thoughts of death or suicide have been reported. It tallies a total score by adding the values of your selected options. If you’ve reported thoughts of death or suicide, it’s vital to seek immediate help from a mental health professional or a crisis hotline. Remember, help is available, and you don’t have to face this alone.

Before initiating treatment, it’s essential to rule out any physical causes for your symptoms, such as hormonal imbalances like thyroid issues. An extensive blood test can help identify underlying problems. If there’s no physical cause, your therapist will work with you to create a customized plan that may include psychotherapy, medication, or both. Remember, recovery takes time, so be patient – it might take 2 to 3 months before you start feeling relief.

Considering online therapy? Great news! It’s as effective as face-to-face treatment for depression, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Platforms like BetterHelp are ideal for managing your condition, while Sesame Care offers virtual therapy sessions, psychiatric evaluations, and face-to-face counseling.

While online therapy is convenient, it’s not suitable for everyone. If you’re experiencing severe or psychotic depression or suicidal thoughts, seek immediate help at a hospital or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Bottom line: Take that first step – it’s the hardest but the most important. Reach out for help, and let’s kick depression to the curb together! 🚀