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IS IT DEPRESSION?

Depression Test

A depression screening tool developed by mental health professionals that assess the severity of your symptoms and lets you know if it is time to seek help.

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How Scoring Works

This depression test helps assess symptoms of depression through a series of targeted questions. The purpose is to provide a preliminary evaluation of your mental health.

Depression is evaluated using criteria from the DSM and the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9), examining symptoms such as persistent sadness, loss of interest, sleep disturbances, and thoughts of self-harm.

The test scores responses to indicate the severity of depression. The results of this quiz are confidential and we will never divulge any health information.

Disclaimer: while useful for initial assessment, it is important to seek diagnosis from a health care professional. If the test indicates thoughts of self-harm, immediate help from suicide prevention resources, mental health services, or crisis hotlines is crucial. Please self-report any suicidal thoughts.

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Learn More About Depression

Sandstone Care provides age-specific, individualized treatment for teens, young adults, and adults with major depressive disorders, mental health conditions and other mood disorders.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. We understand that everyone’s situation is different, so we offer a more personalized rehab program than you’ll find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

What is depression?
What is Depression

Causes of Depression

Research suggests that the cause of depression can be from various genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Risk factors for depression can include:

  • Family history of depression
  • Experiencing traumatic or stressful life events
  • Low self-esteem, negative body image
  • Physical illness, health problems, or medications
  • Excessive social media use
  • Substance abuse

Depression also co-occurs with other illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.

Symptoms of Depression

It is important to educate yourself on the signs of depression so you can recognize them in yourself and your loved ones and get help.

A person with major depression may also seem totally “fine” on the outside and not display any obvious symptoms around other people. This is one of the reasons it is so important to check up on your loved one’s wellness and give them support when they need it.

Some of the first signs of depression, according to the NIH, can include:

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Feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
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Restlessness
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Difficulties with concentration, memory or decision-making
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Lethargy, fatigue, little energy
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Irritability
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Little interest in things you once loved
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Changes in eating and sleeping habits
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Inexplicable aches, pains, headaches or stomach problems
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Depression Treatment

Depression is commonly treated with medication, psychiatry, or a combination of both. However, depression, like any mental illness, does not get treated overnight.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most commonly used therapy treatment for depression. CBT is centered around identifying and changing negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Common medications used for treating depression can include:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any depression medication, especially if it is for teens or young adults.

Find a Depression Treatment Center Near You

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Virginia Beach Mental Health Center

5040 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462

(757) 585-3518
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Mental Health Richmond VA

4880 Sadler Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060

(804) 494-6144
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Tinley Park Mental Health Center

16325 S Harlem Ave #260, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(708) 905-2509
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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