1 Year Of The Blog And Updates

A little more than a year ago, I shared a facebook post about how I was in the grips of this demon known as clinical depression. In order to have a scale so that people could know how bad things really were, I self administered various depression tests online and these were the results I got,

Scores in 2017

  1. I scored a 34 on the Hamilton scale, where anything above 23 is considered severe.
  2. 73 out of possible 80 in Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale.
  3. 50 on Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale where anything more 35 is severe.

Well, it is the first anniversary of the day I started my blog. I thought the best way to truly measure my improvement would be re-take these tests and see where I stand now and these were the results I got,

Scores in 2018

  1. I scored 13 on the Hamilton scale; indicating mild depression and a drop of a massive 21 points from a year ago.
  2. 40 out of a possible 80 on the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and,
  3. 16 on the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale. A drop of 34(!!) points from the year before.

It is clear that I am in a much better place than I was, although not completely normal yet. The rate at which I am improving is evident of the fact that writing this blog, among other things, is having a very positive effect on me.

Although I would like to point out that it hasn’t been all uphill along the way. It wasn’t a straight arrow pointing upwards but more of a hilly ridge which waxes and wanes with time.

Moreover, I am not going to stop just here. I am going to do more and more to help people who are in the same place as I used to be. Now I have more allies than I used to have so it is going to be less of a challenge for me now.

A big thank you to everyone who has been with me so far, all of my followers, friends and family. I couldn’t have done this without you guys. I would have tried, but failed miserably. Here is to hoping there will be more of us to celebrate the next milestone.

15 Replies to “1 Year Of The Blog And Updates”

  1. Extremely happy for you. This is great news….. I’m glad things have gotten way better than last year. Hope this progress goes on and you have many many more things to celebrate. 😁

    1. Things have gotten much better and I intenf for them to get even better. It’s only possible when I have people like you around ❤️

  2. So glad to see your improvement in just a year! This is very hopefully for those who are in the place of “I will never get better” or “am I going to feel like this forever?” Even a little progress is great but this just means that you are in a place of growth and success. Keep going and find your happiness!!

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I really ws one of those who thought that I oculd not get better but fortunately I have. Now I wish to help others do the same.

    1. Thank you so much! Im so sorry for the late reply, I didn’t pay heed to the notofication. A year back I wouldn’t have seen myself where I am today and in this year I have met some great people in the blogging community. You of course being one of them 🙂 -KoS

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