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Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?

To evaluate whether you have hard-to-treat depression, take our free depression self-assessment.

In order to evaluate whether you fall into the category of hard to treat depression, consider these questions:

  1. I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.
  2. I have not been diagnosed with any other illness.
  3. I have had a blood test to screen for deficiencies or abnormalities in vitamin, mineral and hormone levels.
  4. I take my medication exactly as prescribed.
  5. I have tried at least two antidepressants at a therapeutic dose for the prescribed amount of time.
  6. I have had 16 weeks of therapy for depression.
  7. I have applied what I learned in therapy in my daily life and my mood has not improved.
  8. I experience no relief from my symptoms of depression.
  9. I experience some relief but am still depressed and "not myself".
  10. 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.



 

APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2012, April 1). Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 25 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/severe-depression-treatment/self-assessment-do-i-have-hard-to-treat-depression

Last Updated: May 18, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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