Depression Assessment

It’s very common for Remote Workers to suffer from Depression so to help you diagnose this we created a quiz.

The assessment was created by leading Psychologist Dr Margarida Rafael and provides advice on what steps to take should you be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder or Persistent Depressive Disorder – which are the two forms of depression that you can suffer from.

The survey consists of 50 statements. It should take you 15 – 20 minutes to complete.

There are no right or wrong answers. You should choose an answer that you feel relates the most to your personal experience and thoughts.

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.