Are you not sure if you need psychotherapy for depression and/or anxiety?
Here is a checklist of items that can help you identify the various symptoms associated with both via Save.org:
I feel like crying a lot.
I feel alone.
I don’t really feel sad, just “empty”.
I don’t have confidence in myself.
I don’t like myself.
I often feel scared, but I don’t know why.
I feel mad, like I could just explode!
I feel guilty.
I can’t concentrate.
I have a hard time remembering things.
I don’t want to make decisions – it’s too much work.
I feel like I’m in a fog.
I’m so tired, no matter how much I sleep.
I’m frustrated with everything and everybody.
I don’t have fun anymore.
I feel helpless.
I’m always getting into trouble.
I’m restless and jittery. I can’t sit still.
I feel nervous.
I feel disorganized, like my head is spinning.
I feel self-conscious.
I can’t think straight. My brain doesn’t seem to work.
I feel ugly.
I don’t feel like talking anymore – I just don’t have anything to say.
I feel my life has no direction.
I feel life isn’t worth living.
I consume alcohol/take drugs regularly.
My whole body feels slowed down – my speech, my walk, and my movements.
I don’t want to go out with friends anymore.
I don’t feel like taking care of my appearance.
Occasionally, my heart pounds, I can’t catch my breath, and I feel tingly.
My vision feels strange and I feel I might pass out. The feeling passes in seconds, but I’m afraid it will happen again.
Sometimes I feel like I’m losing it.
I feel “different” from everyone else.
I smile, but inside I’m miserable.
I have difficulty falling asleep or I awaken between 1 A.M. and 5 A.M. and then I can’t get back to sleep.
My appetite has diminished – food tastes so bland.
My appetite has increased – I feel I could eat all the time.
My weight has increased/decreased.
I have headaches.
I have stomachaches.
My arms and legs hurt.
I feel nauseous.
Sometimes my vision seems blurred or slow.
My neck hurts.