How Depression Is Diagnosed
How do I know if my depression is genetic?
When does hereditary depression start?
Depression Hereditary: Definition
If Your Family Has Anxiety or Depression
Notify Your Doctor
|PHQ-9 Score||Depression Severity||Proposed Treatment Actions|
None - Minimal
Watchful waiting;repeat PHQ-9 at follow-up
Treatment plan, Considering counseling, follow-up and/or pharmacotherapy
Active treatment with pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy
Immediate Initiation of pharmacotherapy, and if severe impairment of poor response to therapy, expedited refferal to a mental health specialist for psychotherapy and/or collaborate management.
Tips to Avoid Depression and Anxiety
- Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the proper development of the brain. They're present in some fish (such as salmon, tuna, and sardines), flaxseed, and pumpkin seeds. These fats are essential for brain health.
- Vitamin B. This is because of the high concentration of B vitamins in the food. People with low levels of B vitamins are more susceptible to depression. Foods that contain B vitamins include green vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, seeds, nuts, fruits, meat, eggs, and other animal products.
- Vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression, but it's not clear if they actually cause it. Your body creates vitamin D through sunlight exposure or through dietary supplements that contain vitamin D.