Depression and Mood Disorders Information and Screening
Approximately 10% of the US population experiences symptoms of clinical depression in a single year. Research shows that 20-26% of women and 8-12% of men will experience clinical depression at some point in their lifetime. In addition to clinical (major) depression, mood disorders also include:
- Dysthymia, a milder yet chronic depressed mood
- Bipolar Disorder, a condition in which moods may shift periodically from depressed to "normal" to even elated
- Cyclothymia, a milder form of Bipolar Disorder
Symptoms of mood disorders often significantly interfere with a person's ability to function. Individuals with mood disorders often also have symptoms of anxiety and/or substance abuse. Ultimately, most individuals that commit suicide have suffered from depression.
The screening below will allow you to specifically address Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.