Check any of the symptoms you currently have:

ˍˍˍˍ My future seems hopeless.
ˍˍˍˍ It is difficult for me to concentrate on reading.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel sad, blue, and unhappy.
ˍˍˍˍ It takes great effort for me to do simple things.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel like a failure.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel lifeless — more dead than alive.
ˍˍˍˍ I spend time thinking about dying or committing suicide.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel trapped or caught.
ˍˍˍˍ I have lost or gained weight without trying to diet.
ˍˍˍˍ The joy has gone out of my life.
ˍˍˍˍ I have difficulty making decisions.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel low in energy or slowed down.
ˍˍˍˍ I have difficulty concentrating and making decisions.
ˍˍˍˍ I often feel blue, even when good things happen to me.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel worthless and inadequate.
ˍˍˍˍ I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me.
ˍˍˍˍ I have thought about wanting to kill myself.
ˍˍˍˍ I get frightened or panicked for no apparent reason.
ˍˍˍˍ I have crying spells, or feel like crying often.
ˍˍˍˍ I am restless and can’t keep still.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel anxious.
ˍˍˍˍ I am agitated and keep moving around.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel fatigued.
ˍˍˍˍ I am more irritable than usual.
ˍˍˍˍ I have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
ˍˍˍˍ I wake up early in the morning and cannot go back to sleep.
ˍˍˍˍ I have trouble sleeping through the night.
ˍˍˍˍ I don’t care about being attractive to women/men.
ˍˍˍˍ My mind is not as clear as it used to be.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel useless.
ˍˍˍˍ My life is empty and without meaning.
ˍˍˍˍ I feel that others would be better off if I were dead.


What the Scores of this Depression Self Test Mean:

  • Below 5 … Within normal range.
  • 5 -10 … Presence of mild depression.
  • 10 – 15 … Presence of moderate to marked depression.
  • 15 & over … Presence of severe to extreme depression.

This depression self test is intended as a guide only. It is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis.

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