Montreal, Canada, December 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Psychtests AIM Inc. offers self-awareness, as the time of year when depression can be at its highest approaches.
PsychTests, the online testing professionals, offer their Depression Test for free (go to http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/2087) until January 31, 2010, anticipating an upsurge of sadness and grief during the holiday season.
The holidays could be tough for many this year. Holiday stress, whatever the exact source, can trigger a depressive episode in vulnerable individuals. The elderly find this period quite difficult, often left with only a memory of family around the tree. Those who try to find solace in alcohol or drugs can be hit hard, as witnessed by increased suicide rates. People with strained family relations also become distressed, as do those who already struggle with depression and anxiety.
Research and campaigns increased awareness of depression as a treatable condition, and the stigma it once held is slowly dying. Still, many bear their burden in silence. Numerous cases of depression are left untreated, worsening as time passes and during occasions like the holidays.
“It’s important for family members and those who suffer from depression to be aware of the potential for emotional downturns during the holidays,” says Dr. Ilona Jerabek, the president of PsychTests. “It’s normal to feel sad if you’ve lost a loved one, struggled economically, or don’t get along with your family. However, if this sadness persists, is accompanied by sleep or appetite changes and a loss of interest in things that used to bring joy, it becomes a serious problem.”
With the holidays approaching and stress and sadness increasing, PsychTests will temporarily offer their Depression Test for free. As the first step toward self-awareness, the online testing guru urges visitors to take their test or suggest it to a loved one if feelings of sadness and distress persist for at least two weeks.
About Psychtests AIM Inc:
Psychtests appeared on the internet scene in 1997. It has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and many other professionals around the world. Psychtests’ staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts.
Ilona Jerabek, Ph.D., president
Psychtests AIM Inc.