Take the Depression Self-Screener and share the results with your healthcare professional

If you are an adult and think you may be suffering from MDD, take a few minutes to complete the following self-screener and share the results with your healthcare professional.

FAQs

Will depression go away on its own?

Depression is different than just being sad. You can’t simply “snap out of it,” and if left untreated, it can last for months or years. In order to feel better, you need treatment so your doctor may prescribe VIIBRYD. Learn more >

What causes depression?

It is widely believed that depression results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors. If left untreated, it can last for years. Learn more >
While fluctuations in mood are a normal part of life, depression is different. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose depression. A person suffering from depressive episodes that last for at least 2 weeks can experience a depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Additional symptoms can include at least 4 of the following:
  • Increased irritability
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Trouble thinking, making decisions, or concentrating
  • Disturbed sleep or insomnia
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
Depression is not the same for everyone
There are many symptoms of depression, but you don’t need to experience all of them to be diagnosed. Symptoms will vary based on the individual.

If you’d like to review your symptoms, take our Depression Self-Screener. But remember, only a healthcare professional can fully determine if you have symptoms of depression.
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