my work drills down not into just the "how much" of depression, nor the clinical "what type of depression", but the "what healing you need" by taking a serious analytical view of the symptoms of sorrow you display.
My Depression Symptoms Decoded After Injury is different than the medical diagnoses of what type of depression a person experiences (such as post-partum, teen, or the many important diagnostic information as found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV by the American Psychiatric Association).
My goal is to create a tool of self-help for depression that combines the valuable insight of something like Myer-Briggs with the granularity of the GOS and BDI.
The clinical evaluation of my symptom analysis has not been medically tested. You alone will answer for yourself. You alone are responsible for yourself.
However, in the hands of the rigors of the medical community this pioneering work could become a valuable convalescent tool.
It would be impossible to be 100% accurate, just like the BDI cannot be 100% accurate, but its value is self evident.