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Assessment criteria for Depression and Low Mood

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1. How is your day to day mood?

Very good
Good
Okay
Down
Very down

2. Social interactions

I socialise with people in my daily life as well as I ever have done
I still generally socialise but it’s harder than it used to be
I am finding it hard even to be with my friends
I am finding it hard to socialise with anyone
I am now isolating most people

3. Suicidal thoughts [and/or actions]

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time or single attempt
All of the time or two or more attempts

4. I self-harm [scratching, cutting, drugging, drinking etc.]

Not at al
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

5. Sexual interest

I really enjoy sex
I enjoy sex most of the time
I practice sex but I don’t really enjoy it now
I rather not bother to have sex
I have no interest at all in sex

6. Appetite

I am eating all of the time
I am eating much more than I normally do
I am eating more than I normally do
I am eating the same as I normally
I am eating less than I normally do

7. Weight

I have gained 15lbs or more recently
I have gained 10lbs or more recently
I have gained 5lbs or more recently
My weight is the same + or – 2lbs
I have lost 5lbs or more

8. I remember past events and think “what if”

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

9. I remember things as always being bad

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

10. Guilt and/or low self-esteem and/or worthlessness etc.:

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

11. I feel very tired when I am should normally be awake and alert:

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time

12. I find hard to concentrate:

Not at all
A little
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time