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Depression questionnaire for young adults

Depression.  It’s one of the most common and misunderstood mental health disorders amongst young adults today.  And did you know that identifying and understanding symptoms can be one of the best ways to prevent depression from escalating to more severe consequences, such as substance use disorders or suicide?

So what are some of the signs and symptoms of depression?

Use this depression questionnaire as a starting point.

  • Are you/loved one feeling sad or hopeless?
  • Are you/loved one irritable, angry or showing hostility?
  • Are you/loved one crying a lot?
  • Are you/loved one withdrawn from friends, family or social situations?
  • Have you/loved one stopped participating in sports or hobbies that were once interesting?
  • Are you/loved one sleeping a lot or not at all?
  • Are you/loved one agitated?
  • Are you/loved one having difficulty concentrating?
  • Are you/loved one talked about death or suicide?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you or a loved one may be depressed.

Depression isn’t a passing phase
Depression in young adults can lead to more serious consequences including anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide attempts. It’s important to know that although depression is serious, it can be treated through counseling, medication and other methods. Looking into those methods will help you determine how to help your loved one.

Remember, you don’t have to struggle and deal with this alone. There are many different resources available in Western New York. Call our admissions team at (716) 831-1800 for help.