Self-assessment tools are good ways to evaluate common mental health problems

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. Most assessment tools provide a numerical score that indicates a level of severity for symptoms. This information can be used to help you decide the next best steps.  In most cases a positive result suggests that seeking professional assistance is appropriate. If you are experiencing mood swing or early signs of cognitive impairment, it may be better to ask someone you know and trust to help you answer the questions in an appropriate assessment tool. This approach will give you a more accurate and complete picture of your symptoms. Keeping a record of your results to track changes in your symptoms can helpful. Tracking your symptoms over time will permit you to evaluate your response to different treatment approaches and identify approaches that are more effective.

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