Symptoms of Depression
Causes/Risk Factors
Coping Skills
Cycle of Depression
Mystery
100

A common symptom of depression is consistent ____ mood. 

Sad/ depressed

100

______ tells us that if there is a family history of depression or other mental health disorders there is an increased risk of developing a condition.

Genetics

100

This coping skill may look like engaging in regular exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, and getting sufficient sleep.

Self care


Taking care of your physical well-being can positively impact your mood and overall mental health.

100

This step in the cycle is any situation that causes strain or hardship. These may be short-term or long-term. 

Stressor 

100

True or False: Depression is a rare mental disorder.

False

200

This symptom of depression is the reoccurring thoughts of death. 

Suicidal ideation

200

_______ fluctuations that occur during puberty which may contribute to mood instability and the onset of depression.

Hormonal

200

Seeking _____ support from trusted friends, family members, or support groups. 

Social 


Fostering healthy relationships, engage in social activities, and connect with others who understand and empathize with your experiences.

200

Negative thoughts trigger intense and persistent ______ of sadness, anxiety, guilt, or emptiness.

Feelings

Emotional distress often leads to a sense of being overwhelmed and unable to cope effectively.

200

Depression is about __% more common among women than among men.

 50%

300

This symptom of depression is when you sleep too little.  

Insomnia.


For 100 extra points, what is it called when you sleep too much? 

300

This risk factor is an umbrella term for  bullying, peer pressure, and difficulties in relationships with friends or family that can contribute to the development of depression.

2 words

Social factors 

300

Develop skills to manage and ______ your emotions effectively. Engage in activities that bring you joy, practice relaxation techniques, and seek emotional support when needed.

Regulate.

Name 2 relaxation techniques that you use. 

300

_______ impact the way a person thinks about something which has a major impact on how they will feel. 

Negative thoughts
(such as self-criticism, hopelessness, and negative interpretations of events, dominate your mind. These thoughts can reinforce feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and despair, further fueling the cycle.) 

300

Globally, an estimated __% of adults suffer from depression.

5%

400

This symptom of depression is when there is a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to bring you joy. 

Anhedonia 

400

This risk factor is an umbrella term for stressful life events, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or moving to a new place, can trigger depressive episodes.

Environmental factors

400

This coping skill is when you gradually reintroduce activities and routines that bring a sense of fulfillment and pleasure into your life. Start with small, achievable goals and gradually increase your engagement in meaningful activities.

Behavioral activation. 

What are 2 activities that you are currently reintroducing or would like to reintroduce into your routine? 

400

The way a person acts in response to thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms may worsen stressors, or create new stressors.

Behavioral response. 

For example:
-isolation
-neglecting tasks
- substance use

400

How does depression physically impact the body? Looking for 3 minimum 

One can be effected by chronic joint pain, limb pain, back pain, gastrointestinal problems, tiredness, sleep disturbances, psychomotor activity changes, and appetite changes.

500

How many symptoms of depression do you need to have a clinical diagnosis? 

5

For extra 100 points: How long do you need to have the symptoms for? 

500

This risk factor is the imbalances in neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine. 

Brain chemistry

500

This is called when you challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more realistic and positive ones. Practice self-compassion, gratitude, and reframing techniques to shift your mindset.

Cognitive restructuring/ reframing 

500

What is involved in the cycle of depression? Looking for 5 answers

1. Stressor/ event
2. Negative thoughts
3. Feelings
4. Physical symptoms
5. Behavioral response

500

Depression is often comorbid with a diagnosis of ____ or ______. (general names are fine) 

Anxiety & Substance Use