Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?
In order to evaluate whether you fall into the category of hard to treat depression, consider these questions:
- I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.
- I have not been diagnosed with any other illness.
- I have had a blood test to screen for deficiencies or abnormalities in vitamin, mineral and hormone levels.
- I take my medication exactly as prescribed.
- I have tried at least two antidepressants at a therapeutic dose for the prescribed amount of time.
- I have had 16 weeks of therapy for depression.
- I have applied what I learned in therapy in my daily life and my mood has not improved.
- I experience no relief from my symptoms of depression.
- I experience some relief but am still depressed and "not myself".
- My symptoms of depression remit but then later return.
If you've answered 7 - 10 of these questions "yes" you likely fall into the category of hard to treat depression.
Tracy, N. (2012, April 1). Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/severe-depression-treatment/self-assessment-do-i-have-hard-to-treat-depression