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Depression Screening Test


 

This test is based on the predominant symptoms of major depressive disorder as listed in the DSM IV.  Please use the results of this test as a guide and not a diagnosis, only a licensed mental health practitioner can diagnose depression.  

 


Directions:  Respond to the following items with either yes or no.  When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page. 


1.

Have you felt sad or tearful for a majority of the day for at least the last two weeks?
    Yes
    No

2.

Have you lost interest in activities which you used to enjoy?
    Yes
    No

3.

Is it difficult for you to fall asleep most nights to the point that you do not get adequate sleep and are tired the next day?
    Yes
    No

4.

Do you feel you sleep a lot more than you should because of feeling fatigued most of the day for at least the last two weeks?
    Yes
    No

5. 

Have you noticed a change in your appetite that has resulted in either not feeling hungry most days or feeling the urge to eat more than usual and has resulted in a change in your weight?
    Yes
    No

6.

Has your energy level decreased to the point that normal daily activities seem overwhelming?
    Yes
    No

7.

Have you noticed that it seems more difficult to stay focused on activities or to concentrate on complicated tasks?
    Yes
    No

8.

Have you thought about suicide or what it would be like if you were not around anymore?
    Yes
    No

9.

Do you find yourself getting angry easily or lashing out at people without a valid reason?
    Yes
    No

10.

Do friends or family tell you that they are concerned about you because of your feelings of sadness, your sleep patterns, or your anger?
    Yes
    No

11.

Is it more difficult for you to make decisions, even regarding simple matters which used to be easy?
    Yes
    No

12.

Do you cry more easily than you used to?
    Yes
    No

13.

Do you often criticize yourself about things you have done in the past or about decisions you have made?
    Yes
    No

14.

Have feelings of sadness or anger, changes in your sleep pattern, or a lack of motivation and energy gotten in the way of achieving goals or performing work activities?
    Yes
    No

15.

Does the future look bleak or even hopeless to you?
    Yes
    No


 

 

 

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