If you’ve been struggling lately with feeling down, depressed, fatigued, or unmotivated, please take the free depression screening below. Depression is a treatable condition, and if caught early enough, can often be resolved with cognitive behavioral therapy without requiring the use of medication. For more advanced symptoms of depression, a combination of therapy and medication may be recommended to help you get back on your feet.

This questionnaire has been adapted from the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). It consists of a series of 10 questions regarding common symptoms of depression and asks you to rate each symptom by severity over the past week. This questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis or treatment of depression. Please take a few moments to complete this quick questionnaire and review the section below for more information on your score! You may take and retake this questionnaire as many times as you like for FREE.


Depression Screening

Over the last 7 days, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Select your score from the options below.

(0-4) None or Minimal Depression

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you likely are not currently suffering from a depressive disorder. Your responses suggest that you experience the normal ups and downs of life.

(5-9) Mild Depression

Your responses to this self-report questionnaire indicates that you are likely experiencing some mild symptoms of depression. You may not be experiencing a significant impact on your day-to-day living, however, it is important to monitor your depressive symptoms. You may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional to process any major life changes or other concerns that you believe may be contributing to your symptoms (i.e. loss of a job, death of a loved one, moving, or any other stressors) and collaborate on a plan to improve your coping skills.

(10-14) Moderate Depression

Your results on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you may likely be experiencing symptoms of moderate depression. As is typical with a moderate level of depressive symptoms, you may be noticing an impact on your relationships, experiencing difficulty at work or school, or having some difficulty with your day-to-day living tasks. Your score does not mean you are diagnosed with depression, but that it’s likely a good time to reach out to a mental health professional and discuss treatment options to begin feeling more like yourself again.

(15-19) Moderately Severe Depression

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you may be experiencing moderately severe symptoms of depression. With symptoms of this severity, it is common to experience a significant impact on your relationships, your work or school performance, or your ability to carry out your day-to-day living tasks. Your score does not mean you are diagnosed with depression, now is likely a good time to speak with a mental health professional and discuss treatment options and find some relief.

(20-27) Severe Depression

Your responsed to this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are likely experiencing symptoms of severe depression. It is common for depression symptoms to significantly interfere with your relationships, your work or school perfomance, and the tasks of everyday living. While these results do not mean you are diagnosed with depression, tt is important if you are experiencing symptoms of this severity to consult with a mental health professional regarding diagnosis and treatment options.

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Major Depression CBT Therapy in Orlando

Approximately 140k people in Orlando, roughly 6.7%, will experience a major depressive episode at some point this year. We also offer cognitive behavioral therapy for depression that focuses on identifying how the cycle of depression is being maintained. In particular, we take a look at 5 key elements:

  1. Your biology – your genetics, any physical health concerns, your lifestyle (including sleep, nutrition, substance use, and activity level)
  2. Your emotional patterns. – understanding your emotions, how they keep depression going, techniques for self-compassion, and coping skills
  3. Your actions – decreasing procrastination, increasing engagement in potentially enjoyable activities, and behavioral strategies for fighting back against your depression
  4. Your situation – strategies for managing stressful situations and changing your perspectives around the stressors you may be facing
  5. Your thoughts. – learning to identify the thinking habits that keep you stuck in depression. Concrete techniques for shifting out of those modes of thinking.

Our clients who successfully complete CBT Treatment for depression leave therapy with a boatload of knowledge, a new “coping toolbox,” and a relapse prevention plan to keep them on track

We’re here to help.

If you or someone you know is struggling due to anxiety, depression, or trauma – and would like to know more about CBT or how to get started, please reach out. We offer cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, in Orlando and online, with trained CBT therapists.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This self-report questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis. While you may be experiencing symptoms of depression, the proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can only be determined by a mental health professional or physician. Because symptoms of depression can sometimes be the result of other mental health conditions, such as Bipolar Disorder, or physical health problems, such as a thyroid disorder, it is important to consult with a mental health professional or your physician if you are concerned that you may be suffering from a depressive disorder.

Signs & Symptoms of Clinical Depression


**If you are having thoughts of suicide***
Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK or call 911

Disclaimer
These questionnaires are only for adults and are not designed to be administered to adolescents or children. By clicking on the questionnaire above, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument and is only to be used by you if you are 18 years or older. Let’s Talk! Counseling and Services LLC disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these questionnaires.


References

Adapted from the PHQ-9, which is available in the public domain to be reproduced without permission.

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