Depression Test

This self-assessment depression test can help you find out whether you have
signs and symptoms of depression.

Please, answer how much you have had these symptoms in the last two weeks.
Questions Not at all Rarely Sometimes Very often Most of the time
1. Feeling down, sad or hopeless
2. Finding it hard to concentrate and make decisions
3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
4. Feeling tired with low energy and speaking in a slow manner
5. Poor appetite or overeating
6. Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure
7. Low sex drive
8. Getting angry easily or lashing out at people without a valid reason?
9. Friends or family are concerned about you because of your sadness, pessimism or social withdrawal
10. Criticizing yourself about things you have done in the past?

A proper diagnosis should be done by a medical doctor. The doctor may then consider referring a patient to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further psychological evaluation and treatment.

Depression may be either confused with other medical illnesses or accompanied by some of them what should be examined and ruled out.

Disclaimer: This is a preliminary screening test for depressive symptoms that does not replace in any way an evaluation or diagnosis by your medical doctor or qualified mental health professional. It is designed only to give a general idea about the presence of depressive symptoms that indicate the need for seeking a consultation with your medical doctor or qualified healthcare provider.

This depression test is not appropriate for persons under age 18, persons with bipolar disorder, and persons with suicidal thoughts. Persons with suicidal thoughts should immediately consult a physician, dial "911" or go to hospital emergency room.

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