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Depression Rating Scale

The following question are based on a questionnaire know as the Zung self-rated depression scale, and can be used to assess the presence and severity of mild degrees of mood disorder. They can be used from adolescence onwards. The questions are not a substitute for a professional diagnosis, so if you are at all concerned about your symptoms, ten it is best to seek medical advice.

You can fill the questionnaire out and take it to your doctor for further assessment. Read each statement below and place a tick in the column that applies to you. Each question relates to how you have felt in the last week. Donít take too long thinking about your answer as the questionnaire designed to assess your mood and will be more accurate this way.

Add up the number of points you score. The maximum score is 80. Scores above 50 are suggestive of depression. If you scored above 50, or are concerned that you may be depressed, you must discuss this with a health professional.

 

Make Check Mark In Appropriate Column

A Little of The Time

Some of The Time

Most of The Time

All of The Time

  1. I feel down-hearted and blue

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  1. I feel best in the morning

4

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2

1

  1. I have crying spells or feel like crying

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  1. I have problems sleeping at night

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4

  1. I still eat as much as I used to

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3

2

1

  1. I still enjoy sex

4

3

2

1

  1. I notice that I am losing weight

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  1. I have trouble with constipation

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4

  1. My heart beats faster than usual

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  1. I feel tired for no reason

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  1. My mind is as clear as it used to be

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  1. It is easy to do things I used to do

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  1. I feel restless and cant keep still

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  1. I feel hopeful about the future

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  1. I feel more irritable than usual

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  1. I find it easy to make decisions

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  1. I feel than I am useful and needed

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  1. I feel my life is pretty full

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  1. I enjoy the things I used to do

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  1. I feel the others would be better off if I were dead

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4

 

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder in the modern world and a growing cause of concern for health agencies worldwide due to the high social and economic costs involved. Fore more information on depression please visit the link below:

How Dose Depression Affect Sleep?

 

 

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