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.

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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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