Do you have symptoms of depression or anxiety?

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    How Did You Score?

    Make sure that you checked every item that was true for you. Give yourself a point for each box that you checked.. 1-3 points: Congratulations! You are probably a relatively happy, relaxed person. 4-6 points: You appear to have a few mild problems that you might want to take action to correct. Try reading some simple but effective mood lifting ideas in my psychology blog, such as http://www.lorricraig.com/psychologist/general-psychology/how-to-feel-happier. You can also find articles on this site about managing anxiety. [Use the SEARCH box. Talking to friends or family can often help too. We all have ups and downs, but if you get worse or no better over the next couple of weeks, please ask for professional help from a psychological therapist. Your GP might be a good starting point. 7-11 points: You seem to have a number of symptoms that are consistent with stress, depression and/or anxiety, or another mental health problem. I suggest that you seek help from a psychologist, therapist, or counsellor. If you can't afford a private practitioner, your doctor should be able to refer you to an appropriate service. While you are waiting for an appointment, try reading some of the positive and helpful ideas online, such my article about tips for lifting mood: http://www.lorricraig.com/psychologist/general-psychology/how-to-feel-happier. You can search for more depression and anxiety articles in the search box on this site. 12-20 points: You are definitely experiencing symptoms that are consistent with depression and/or anxiety, or some other mental health problem. I suggest you talk to your doctor and/or a professional therapist as soon as possible. ** Q23 IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK, please talk to to someone straight away. Call your doctor or therapist and tell the receptionist that it is an emergency. If you are seriously at risk of hurting yourself, and are not able to see a doctor or mental health professional immediately, please go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.
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    It would really help me to help others if I could see your comments and use your results statistically. I have not asked for your details, apart from your age and gender, so your responses will be totally confidential. I want to use your answers to improve this questionnaire. Thanks for your time and help. Lorri

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