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How to assess Improving your mood

How do you know if you’re depressed? 

 If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you might have symptoms of depression. Do you recognise any of the experiences described below?

Things you might do 

How your body might feel 

Feelings you might have 

Thoughts you might have 

Most people experience some of these, some of the time.  However, if you’re ticking boxes in each of the areas above (things you do, the way your body feels, feelings you might have and thoughts you might have) and these experiences are getting in the way of your everyday lifeyou can find out more about depression in the ‘Learn’ section of this website. You’ll also find some helpful tips on improving your mood in the ‘Manage’ section.

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