New here...from Arthritis community but I wanted to share something I found on the Depression community

By CMC101 Latest Reply 2012-04-20 14:50:50 -0500
Started 2012-04-20 13:03:23 -0500

Hi all,
Sorry about that subject line. It's been a while since I've been on my arthritis community, but I'm having a flare up in my knees and I'm just getting tired of dealing with this arthritis pain all the time. Arthritis never quits! Damn arthritis — I bet you feel the same way with Diabetes so…
I wanted to share a link on the depression community with you all ( It is a short test to see if you're depressed. Apparently the I am slightly depressed…I'll keep tabs on it. But it is really interesting and I recommend the test.
Then I got sucked into the depression community. YIKES! Talk about pain! Depression makes my arthritis seem like a cake walk.
Thought I'd share.

2 replies

GabbyPA 2012-04-20 14:50:50 -0500 Report

It's nice to see visitor from other connect sites. Thank you for sharing the quiz. You are so right, depression is part of a chronic illness and it's good to have a handle on it.

jayabee52 2012-04-20 13:35:34 -0500 Report

Howdy CMC WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Thanks for sharing that CMC. I took the Assessment and found what I already knew: that I am well within "normal" range for all 3 categories they measured, and that I was not clinically depressed.

I do however know about depression as I had been depressed from my teenage years until just a few years ago, having thoughts ("ideation") of suicide occasionally (but no suicidal gestures). The suicidal ideation stopped when I decided not to let my kidney disease poison my blood and allow it to kill me. I didn't want to give my 3 sons a bad example. So I continued with my dialysis.

My depression was cleared by a 4' 9" bundle of love who I call my "Jem". She was a balm for my troubled soul. I am still not depressed now over a year following her passing from this life.

Thanks for sharing

James Baker (also on the arthritis community and other communities as well)