A proper diagnosis should be done by a medical doctor. The doctor may then consider referring a patient to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further psychological evaluation and treatment.
Depression may be either confused with other medical illnesses or accompanied by some of them what should be examined and ruled out.
Disclaimer: This is a preliminary screening test for depressive symptoms that does not replace in any way an evaluation or diagnosis by your medical doctor or qualified mental health professional. It is designed only to give a general idea about the presence of depressive symptoms that indicate the need for seeking a consultation with your medical doctor or qualified healthcare provider.
This depression test is not appropriate for persons under age 18, persons with bipolar disorder, and persons with suicidal thoughts. Persons with suicidal thoughts should immediately consult a physician, dial "911" or go to hospital emergency room.
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