Moderate Depression

A score of 20-34 on the CPRS Depression Test is indicative of a moderate depression.

A moderate depression is most effectively treated through a combination of therapy and lifestyle changes. Below is a list of symptoms commonly associated with depression. If you have experienced five of these symptoms for a duration of two-weeks or longer, you are eligible for a depression diagnosis. For a thorough list of the different types of depression and treatment methods, please read our Depression Guide.

Depressive Symptom

– A continuous feeling of anxiety, sadness and emptiness

– Irritability

– A pessimistic outlook on life

– Feeling hopeless

– Loss of interest in stimuli that previously interested you

– Low energy levels

– Sluggishness

– Feeling restless

– Loss of appetite and weight changes

– Frequent headaches, pains, cramps and digestive problems

– Having difficulty concentrating and remembering things

– Feelings of guilt, helplessness and worthlessness

– Disturb sleeping patterns (oversleeping or not sleeping enough)

– Suicidal thoughts or thoughts or death

Treatment Methods

If you have taken our CPRS Depression Test and received a score within the boundaries for what is considered a moderate depression, there are a few things you can do in order to improve your mood levels. If you have experienced a moderate depression for a prolonged period of time, you may be suffering from clinical depression, in which case your best form of treatment will be therapy.


Choosing a therapist may seem difficult given all the different types of therapy available these days. When it comes to dealing with depression there are two main categories of therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy works towards healing the symptoms of inner conflict whilst psychodynamic therapy works towards mending the conflict itself and freeing the person of depressive symptoms permanently.

Wherapy offers 1-on-1 therapy sessions to people suffering from depression. Our sessions are conducted online for a duration of 50-minutes and can be purchased in packs of 1-session, 3-sessions or 5-sessions. If you are interested in purchasing a session, click on the button below.

Lifestyle Changes

There are also different lifestyle changes you can make that will improve your mood levels. For those of you who score within the range of a moderate depression, these changes may take time to implement. This is partly due to low energy levels and a decreased ability to focus. Implementing the right lifestyle changes in the correct way involves thorough planning and an improvement in mood may not be experienced for the first six months.

Example of lifestyle changes that can lead to an improvement in mood levels is a change of living and work environment, improved eating habits, a new exercise regime, solidifying connections to existing friends and family, getting to know new people and much more.

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