Mental Health Self Assessment

The Mind is a beautify place full of creativity, knowledge and insight. for self mental health assessment here are some COMMON PRESENTATION to use as indicator 

Low energy; fatigue; sleep or appetite problems 

Persistent sad or anxious mood; irritability 

Low interest or pleasure in activities that used to be interesting or enjoyable 

Multiple symptoms with no clear physical cause (e.g. aches and pains, palpitations, numbness) 

Difficulties in carrying out usual work, school, domestic or social activities

Moderate-Severe Depression

In typical depressive episodes, the person experiences depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy leading to diminished activity for at least 2 weeks. Many people with depression also suffer from anxiety symptoms and medically unexplained somatic symptoms.

Of note, people currently exposed to severe adversity often experience psychological difficulties consistent with symptoms of depression but they do not necessary have moderate-severe depression. When considering whether the person has moderate-severe depression, it is essential to assess whether the person not only has symptoms but also has difficulties in day-to-day functioning due to the symptoms

Abnormal or disorganized behaviour (e.g. incoherent or irrelevant speech, unusual appearance, self-neglect, unkempt appearance) 

Delusions (a false firmly held belief or suspicion) 

Hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not there) 

Neglecting usual responsibilities related to work, school, domestic or social activities 

Manic symptoms (several days of being abnormally happy, too energetic, too talkative, very irritable, not sleeping, reckless behaviour)

Psychosis is characterized by distortions of thinking and perception, as well as inappropriate or narrowed range of emotions. Incoherent or irrelevant speech may be present. Hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not there), delusions (fixed, false idiosyncratic beliefs) or excessive and unwarranted suspicions may also occur. Severe abnormalities of behaviour, such as disorganized behaviour, agitation, excitement and inactivity or overactivity, may be seen. Disturbance of emotions, such as marked apathy or disconnect between reported emotion and observed affect (such as facial expressions and body language), may also be detected. People with psychosis are at high risk of exposure to human rights violations.