The following are depression indicators. This is not a scientific tool but rather a way for you to identify contributing conditions in your life.
We have listed two types of indicators: yellow indicators, which signal caution and should be monitored, and red indicators, which signal identified symptoms of depression. Red indicators are certainly important for you to be aware of, but don't overlook the yellow indicators. Yellows tend to turn to reds over time if not addressed.
These indicators are gleaned from our experiences at The Center, Inc. and the diagnostic definitions are from a whole-person point of view.
Yellow indicators can include conditions
that have been present in your life for a long time, even a number of
Red indicators come from the established criteria for clinical depression and, because of their severity can have a much shorter duration.