You have described depressive symptoms as being moderately severe and you may feel better with further diagnosis and care. Depression is common, although it doesn’t feel common.
Even moderate levels of depression have been shown to negatively affect health and outcomes to medical care such as surgery. It may be helpful to talk with your health care provider to determine if treatment is warranted.
An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States have had at least one major bout of depression. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adult females (8.5%) compared to males (4.8%). View more statistics
A treatment plan has been proposed at the end of this report for you and your health care professional to review, making changes to fit you and your situation.