A review shows there is insufficient evidence that any depression screening tool accurately screens for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents. Screening could lead to overdiagnosis.

Infographic: Men and women deal with depression differently. National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) is a great tool for self-evaluation and doctor interviews to determine if a patient is clinically depressed. Free to download and print

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Depression is not likely caused by unbalanced brain chemicals; however, there are a number of other biological factors that appear to be highly significant. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/22/depression-causes.aspx

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Social Anxiety # 949 | Feeling embarrassed that you have no life because you're too afraid to socialize. I am not sure if I am embarrassed about it, more I get anxious and frustrated and depressed about it.

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May is Mental Health Month Get a free screening app (this month only) &/or take 3 minutes, online, to find out what YOUR number is. Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and PTSD Screening - M3 Checklist by Mental Health America #WhatsYourNumber

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Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy - NYTimes.com

Psych Central - Depression Screening Test Instructions: You can print this scale out or take it online, using it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are depressed, please consult with a mental health professional…

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