Depression & Social Phobia Checklist
Between 10-15% of
people will experience a major depressive episode at some stage in their lives.
Major depression is characterized by persistent low mood and loss of enjoyment. Its features include:
Negative thoughts regarding yourself, surroundings and future. Often a person may become guilty over real or perceived misdeeds. In severe depressions of a 'psychotic' type, the person may develop untrue beliefs regarding themselves and others, and may experience hallucinations.
Social phobia is a fear of social situations that involve interactions with other people. If you have social phobia you tend to worry about being judged badly by other people - being criticised, "put down" or embarrassed. It is equally common in men and women and is found across different cultures. Approximately 3 percent of the population suffer from social phobia.
Some typical social situations feared by people with social phobia include:
Extracted from: Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety &
Depression .. www.crufad.org
* All information is intended as a guide only and should be used in association with your health professional
Anxiety & Depression resources: www.nevdgp.org.au/depression.htm