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High on Depression Test But Happy

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From a teen in New Zealand: So I scored 47 on a depression test and that’s how I feel. But the the thing is I am happy. People still think I am weird and funny person too and happy but I still find myself normal just unique and weird.

High on Depression Test But Happy

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This is an example of where a little information is not necessarily a good thing. A “depression test” online is intended only to provide a very general screening. It is not a diagnosis. Often such tests give a “false positive”. Your feelings are a much more reliable indicator than an anonymous “test”.

I am curious why you decided to take the test. You say you are weird. Weird can also be wacky and wonderful — not an indicator of abnormal. Since you are happy, I suggest you embrace your weirdness and enjoy life.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

High on Depression Test But Happy

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). High on Depression Test But Happy. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/01/16/high-on-depression-test-but-happy/
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