Depression Self-Assessment Results

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Please note that untreated depression, at any severity level, poses a risk to your overall health and well-being. Even minimal symptoms can escalate if not addressed. Proactive management with professional guidance can prevent progression and improve life quality.

Minimal Depression

Score Range: 0-4

Insight: This score range suggests minimal or no depression symptoms. Individuals may experience occasional stress or mood fluctuations, which are common and typically don’t significantly impact daily functioning. While these symptoms may not require medical intervention, monitoring your mental health and practicing self-care strategies can be beneficial. Engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, and ensuring adequate sleep are proactive steps to support overall well-being. If symptoms persist or you have concerns about your mental health, consulting a healthcare professional for guidance is advisable.

Mild Depression


Moderate Depression

Score Range: 10-14

Insight: This score range indicates more consistent and evident symptoms. Individuals may frequently feel sad, hopeless, or lose interest in most activities. These symptoms start to interfere with daily tasks and social interactions, potentially straining relationships due to increased irritability or lack of energy. At this stage, seeking professional help like counseling or considering medication can be crucial in managing symptoms and improving overall well-being.

Moderate to Severe Depression

Score Range: 15-19

Insight: Individuals with scores in this range experience significant and persistent symptoms, including intense sadness, a substantial loss of interest in activities, and possibly thoughts of self-harm. The impact on daily functioning and relationships can be profound, often leading to withdrawal from loved ones or severe irritability. Immediate attention from mental health professionals is vital, and treatment may involve a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

Severe Depression

Score Range: 20-27+

Insight: This range indicates severe depression, where symptoms are extremely debilitating. Individuals may struggle with pervasive sadness, severe lack of interest in all activities, major changes in weight or sleep, and frequent thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The effect on personal and professional life is substantial, necessitating urgent and comprehensive treatment from mental health professionals.

Next Steps:

For a comprehensive understanding and care plan, consulting with a BestMind Behavioral Health professional is recommended. Your score provides valuable insights, but a detailed evaluation by a healthcare provider is crucial for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

If you are experiencing significant distress or are in a crisis, call or text 988 for the Crisis Lifeline, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Your Well-Being Matters

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. We are committed to helping you achieve better mental well-being. Explore our depression-related blogs below for additional insights and advice from our team.