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Clinical Depression Quiz

Use Our Quick Clinical Depression Quiz to Test Your Depression Knowledge

The first step to beating depression is understanding how it works. Our Depression Quiz will show you what you know, and may just surprise you with some recent discoveries about how depression works.

1) Which of the following can be signs of depression? (choose all you think are correct)

 Exhaustion on waking 
 Disrupted sleep, sometimes through upsetting dreams
 Early morning waking and difficulty getting back to sleep 
 Doing less of what you used to enjoy
 Difficulty concentrating during the day 
 Improved energy as the day goes on 
 Anxious worrying and intrusive upsetting thoughts 
 Becoming emotional or upset for no particular reason
 Shortness of temper, or irritability

2) Most depression is due to a chemical imbalance, or genetic factors.


 3) Which of the following are changes in society that have occurred since the end of World War II, and may account for the huge increases in clinical depression? (Choose all you think are correct)

 A breakdown in the extended family 
 A dispersal of communities leading to less support
 An increased focus on material wealth 
 An overwhelming prevalence of news media 
 An increased focus on 'the self' over the wider community

4) Why are you likely to wake up in the morning feeling exhausted if you are depressed? (Choose all that you think are correct)

 Because you aren’t getting enough exercise
 Because you spend too much time in REM sleep due to over-dreaming at night

5) Why can ‘all-or-nothing’ thinking be one of the causes of depression? (Choose all that you think are correct)

 Because it causes emotional arousal, which makes your brain stressed, adding to the cycle of depression
 Because it stops you problem-solving effectively, and so adds to any pressure you feel from life’s difficulties

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Mark Tyrrell

Roger Elliott

The Depression Learning Path was created by Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott of Uncommon Knowledge. Mark and Roger have also written and recorded over 800 hypnosis sessions at Hypnosis Downloads, the web's busiest hypnosis site where you can get a cutting-edge hypnosis session for almost any situation.