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If you suspect that you (or a family member) might be suffering from depression, answer the questions below, in accordance with the following self-rating scale:

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

  • Not at all
  • On several days
  • More than half the days
  • Nearly everyday

If your answers indicate that the problems listed below seem to be occurring more frequently than not, then you might consider consulting with a health care professional for a more in-depth assessment.

  1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things
  2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
  3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
  4. Feeling tired or having little energy
  5. Poor appetite or overeating
  6. Feeling bad about yourself: that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
  7. Trouble concentrating on things such as reading the newspaper or watching television
  8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite—being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
  9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or thoughts of hurting yourself in some way

If you ticked any problems above, how difficult have they made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?

  • Not difficult at all
  • Somewhat difficult
  • Very difficult
  • Extremely difficult

Answers to the above scale reflect the likely severity of depression.


For further information please contact:
Professor Christopher R. Stones (Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Management Specialist)
Phone: 011-801-5616 (Reception)
Alternatively send a booking request.

NHC Health Centre
Cnr Christiaan de Wet Road & Dolfyn Street
(opposite Eagle Canyon Auto)

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