Quiz: Are You Showing Signs of Depression? Find Out Now

Early diagnosis can help you find joy in life again. Find out if you are experiencing the signs of depression and what you can do about it.

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Are you feeling on edge all the time? Are you feeling miserable or are you showing signs of depression? 

The different signs of depression can affect your thoughts and feelings and how you perform daily activities. However, it is essential to note that people with depression do not present with every symptom. 

Some people may experience only one or two symptoms, while others may present with multiple symptoms at once. In addition, the severity and frequency of depression symptoms may vary for different individuals. It may also differ based on how long a person has been dealing with the condition. 

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A lack of desire to do the things you loved previously is indicative of depression. 

This quiz will help you identify whether you’re experiencing the signs of a mental health problem. 

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An early diagnosis can enable you to manage depression symptoms effectively and live life to the fullest. 

Are You Ready to Learn If Your Answers Point Towards an Onset of Depression? 

It is common for people who suffer from depression to feel as if they have a bleak future. On a bright note, this mental health disorder can be treated effectively with therapy or medications. Let’s find out together if your answers indicate an onset of depression. 

If your answers are mostly A’s 

You are likely suffering from severe depression. Therefore, you should seek consultation with a doctor as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can help to reduce the severity of depression symptoms and prevent a prolonged experience of the condition. 

Typically, a doctor may prescribe psychotherapy or antidepressants – or combine both treatments with helping you manage depression. You can also consume a herbal formulation that contains wild ginseng, a potent traditional Chinese herb that can improve concentration and strengthen your qi. For long-term use, consult a certified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physician, so they will be able to guide you. 

If you have recurring thoughts about hurting or killing yourself, don’t be afraid to tell someone you can trust about it or seek a professional help, e.g., by contacting the 24 hours counseling service from Life Line Association Malaysia.

If your answers are mostly B’s 

You may not be suffering from depression but having these symptoms may suggest the onset of other conditions like anxiety or panic disorders. Getting an early diagnosis can help you better understand your mental health struggle and how to overcome it. You can also consume ashwagandha supplements or an enzyme tonic to help relieve stress, a common trigger of anxiety that can subsequently cause panic attacks

Recovering from the signs of depression may take a long time but be comforted knowing that you are not alone and there are treatment options available. Similarly, the use of TCM and health supplements to alleviate your symptoms and improve health is a step in the right direction. Share this quiz with a loved one if you found it helpful! 

References

  1. National Institute of Mental Health. Depression. [Accessed 1 August 2021]
  2. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). Suicide Statistics and Facts. [Accessed 1 August 2021]
  3. NGOhub. Life Line Association Malaysia. [Accessed 1 August 2021]

 

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