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DepSyS - R (Depression Symptom Screener - Revised) - Sample Report

Report for: John Smith
Completion: August 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

detailed results
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Depression is one of the most prevalent and serious mental illnesses in the world today. Approximately one in four women and one in eight men experience at least one bout of depression in their lifetime. Depression is a biological illness, one that often has a devastating impact on behavior, thoughts and feelings. Although depression can be triggered or worsened by specific events or problems as well as depressive thought patterns and personality traits, medical research has shown that it occurs as a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Almost everyone has, at one point or another, experienced feelings of unhappiness, a mood that could be associated with a disruptive life event - but true depression entails a pervasive feeling of sadness that impairs general functioning and lasts for more than two weeks.

This test assesses whether the diagnostic criteria for major depression is met, and evaluates depressive thought patterns.

Overall results

John shows some mild symptoms of depression. It does not seem to be serious, but it would be important to keep an eye on his symptoms. If they get any worse or persist for a prolonged period of time (weeks or months), he should seek help.
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