There are four basic questions to determine if reactive depression is present.
Are you lethargic (tired most of the time)?
Do you sleep well or do you have trouble getting to sleep or wake up frequently?
Are you irritable (do you cry easily over nothing or snap at people)?
Do you have anhedonia (inability to look forward to the next enjoyable activity)?
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.