Depression Risk Assessment

Depression Risk Assessment

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from depression. More women than men suffer
from this health condition. Major depression is an illness that affects a person’s
body, feelings, thoughts, and behavior.

Certain things can trigger an episode of depression. They include a stressful
life event, genetics, physical illness, medicines, substance abuse, or hormone
levels.
Any one of these factors, or a combination of them, can make depression more likely.
The
following questionnaire can help you assess your risk for depression.

Loss of a spouse, family member, or loved one Divorce Loss of a job A serious illness or surgery A serious financial downfall None
Alcoholism in any
first-degree family member(s) (mother, father, brother,
sister)
Bipolar
disorder

Depression
Suicide (attempted or
committed)
None
Heart attack
(myocardial infarction).

Alcoholism
Type 2
diabetes
Type 1
diabetes
Kidney
disease
HIV positive or HIV
infection
Anorexia
nervosa
Bulimia
binge/purge
Hepatitis
C
Multiple
sclerosis
Suicide
attempt
Bipolar
disorder

Depression
Cancer None