0 – Severely depressed, suicidal and/or homicidal, immediate inpatient treatment necessary, inability to function (in daily activities)
*A plus (+) sign, used only for numbers below 5, indicate that there is no suicidal ideation.
1 – Severely depressed, somewhat suicidal and/or homicidal, monitoring necessary, inpatient treatment likely necessary, inability to function
2 – Severely depressed, passing suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, monitoring recommended, inpatient treatment optional, great difficulty functioning
3 – Moderately depressed, passing suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, monitoring optional, some difficulty functioning
4 – Mildly depressed, passing suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, monitoring optional, low difficulty functioning
5 – Emotionally numb, in a state of existence, no suicidal and/or homicidal ideations, no monitoring necessary, some ability to function, borderline mood (potential for change to 4 or 6)
6 – Mildly happy, content, no suicidal and/or homicidal ideations, little functioning problems
7 – Moderately happy, upbeat, no functioning problems
8 – Moderately happy, optimistic, positive, no functioning problems
9 – Extremely happy, optimistic, cheerful, positive, “in a good mood,” “feel great,” no functioning problems
10 – Extremely happy, potentially manic, active, energetic, euphoric, ability to function may vary
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My brother 30 years old who also has a cerebral palsy but can function very well was diagnosed to have a depression and was given zoloft more than a year ago. While under medication (zoloft lowest dosage) woke up one night and burn our washing machine (good thing our laundry area is outside the house) and have tried to put off the fire after burning it entirely. Maybe he suddenly realized that what he has done is wrong. My brother’s dosage is the lowest and was even asked by the doctor to divide into 2 though he’s already 30 years old what more with a 12 year old boy. My brothers behavior is different while under this medicine so we no longer brought him to the doctor who prescribed it we have removed it completely after that day its been a year already and i really felt he is better now with low dosage of nozinan. We found out that he needed someone to talk to and we’re glad that his caregiver was able to provide him friendship it is better to find out what’s causing the depression than immediately placing the person under medication. I cried when I saw this boy’s story I honestly felt that he’s quite vulnerable to fight the drug’s effect only those people who are living with him before, during and after the treatment can give verdict or atleast a jury who’s family member is under anti depressant. May God shed light on those who tried this case and may the boy find the purspose of all these.