Each question asks about a symptom of depression. The questions aren’t only about your mood, because depression also affects:
- How you think (your ability to concentrate or make decisions)
- What you think about (thoughts of failure or pessimism about the future)
- Your body and behaviour (lack of energy or poor sleep)
For some people, depression doesn’t result in sadness, but may show up as anger, irritability, or not feeling much of anything at all. By completing the Self Check you are also helping us understand how the experience of depression might vary for people of different genders.