DEPRESSION DIAGNOSTIC TESTS


Depression Diagnostic test will be the second stage of testing after the screening test is done. Diagnosis is done after it is verified that the patient is suffering from depression. The level of the state can be analyzed by conducting this test. The result is a step by step explanation with a score attached or a graph with values best interpreted by a medical expert.

Who should take this test?

A person with one or more of the below mentioned symptoms must take this test:

  • Mood swings or Mood Depression
  • Weight changes (could be weight loss or gain)
  • Changes in lifestyle
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Agitation, Fear or retardation
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Guilt Feelings
  • Brain Fogging (Unclear ideas or foggy reminiscences)
  • Thoughts of Death

What does this test show?

After the person is characterized to have a disorder, it becomes extremely essential to categorize the type. The common types include

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Atypical Depression

General distinction comes under one of the above category. However even after the result of the test is known, a medical expert is the best judge when it comes to this categorization and prescribed medication. These are just indicative tests and medical precision is advisable at all levels.

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