Depression

Please note today’s date and your score. I suggest that you have a dedicated notebook or a dedicated excel file set up in order to keep the track of your scores and your progress over time. The test score falls in the range of 0-57.

This test is a clinical tools you can fill out on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) to track changes in your mood scores on the charts provided. The first time you fill out each questionnaire is considered your baseline or starting score. You may notice changes in your scores (improvement or worsening) over time and as you use different coping strategies. For example, you might start exercising, take steps to solve a problem that has been bothering you, begin taking medication or enroll in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With each of these interventions, you would hope and expect the frequency and severity of your symptoms would reduce over time and result in lower scores. This is one way to measure how effective different approaches are for you.

Source: The test comes from the following book: Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D. and Christine Padesky, Ph.D. (Paperback) Published by Guilford Press

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1.Sad or depressed mood *
2.Feeling guilty *
3.Irritable mood *
4.Less interest or pleasure in usual activities *
5.Withdraw from or avoid people *
6.Find it harder than usual to do things *
7.See myself as worthless *
8.Trouble concentrating *
9.Difficulty making decisions *
10.Suicidal thoughts *
11.Recurrent thoughts of death *
12.Spend time thinking about a suicide plan *
13.Low self-esteem *
14.See the future as hopeless *
15.Self-critical thoughts *
16.Tiredness or loss of energy *
17.Significant weight loss or decrease in appetite (do not include weight loss from a diet plan) *
18.Change in sleep pattern – difficulty sleeping or. sleeping more or less than usual *
19.Decreased sexual desire *