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, medications,
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