Worried about Your Mental Condition? Get a Preliminary Depression Screening

According to the World Health Organization, 5% of adults worldwide are suffering from depression (assessed May 1, 2021). This mental health disorder has many symptoms that go far beyond just being sad. Therefore, it’s hard to diagnose depression without professional help. Here, we offer a quick assessment created by psychiatrists from Columbia University in 1999. Since then, it has been used by mental health professionals in a primary care setting. It consists of 9 questions that will help you predict if you have depression and how severe it is.

We advise you to contact a mental health professional based on your results. At Calmerry, we can match you with the right one within 24 hours. It’s your chance to get timely online therapy and improve your mental well-being in a way that fits your schedule and budget.

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