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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: October 1, 1999

CSUS Offers Free Depression Screening

More than17 million Americans suffer from depression. To help individuals find if they are one of them, a free depression screening will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at California State University, Sacramento. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. professionals from CSUS Psychological Counseling Services will conduct anonymous depression tests at the Susan A. Snively Student Health Center on campus.

Along with the written screening test, participants in the University assessment project can learn more about depression through a video, an educational presentation and one-on-one consultation with a mental health professional.

Though depression is one of the most treatable illnesses, fewer than half of those suffering from depression or manic depression receive treatment. Common symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, loss of pleasure in usual activities, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, changes in sleep and appetite, loss of energy, restlessness, and thoughts of death or suicide. Manic depression also includes feelings of euphoria or agitation.

More information is available by calling Psychological Counseling Services at (916) 278-6416.


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