The information will not be recorded or shared. Rather, the goal is for the results of the test to be shared with your doctor to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment. Read more about online mental health screenings.
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Download the toolkit. When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stagewe begin with prevention. So why don't we do the same for individuals who are dealing with mental health concerns?
As you get older, you may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. But after adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Depression is different.
A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. It is not the same as being unhappy or in a blue mood. Nor is it a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away.
Despite the high prevalence of mental health and substance use problems, too many Americans go without treatment — in part because their disorders go undiagnosed. Regular screenings in primary care and other healthcare settings enables earlier identification of mental health and substance use disorders, which translates into earlier care. Screenings should be provided to people of all ages, even the young and the elderly.
Disclaimer: The resources available on Therapist Aid do not replace therapy, and are intended to be used by qualified professionals. Professionals who use the tools available on this website should not practice outside of their own areas of competency. These tools are intended to supplement treatment, and are not a replacement for appropriate training.
Use this brief question online automated quiz to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depressionor for tracking your depression and mood on a regular basis. Instructions: You can print this scale out or take it online, using it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next.