Counseling & Psychological Services

Information & Self-Screenings
Depression & Mood

Have you been feeling sad or irritable, easily frustrated, and hopeless? These may be signs of depression. Each year ~10% of the US population experiences symptoms of clinical depression and ~25% of women and 12% of men will have a period of significant depression at some point in their life. You are not alone!

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
  • Mood disorders can interfere with a person's ability to function. Some people with mood disorders also have symptoms of anxiety and/or substance abuse. Ultimately, most individuals that commit suicide have suffered from depression.

The screening below will help you identify specific symptoms of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.