Quick Depression
Screening Test

by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

This depression test or depression screening quiz will quickly help you determine whether you might be suffering from clinical depression. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete and provides instant scored results.


Instructions: The 8 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved during the past week. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true for you.

1. My future seems hopeless.

2. It is hard for me to concentrate on things.

3. The pleasure or joy has gone out of my life.

4. I have lost interest in things that used to be important to me.

5. I feel sad, blue or unhappy.

6. I feel like a failure, or that I'm worthless.

7. I feel more dead than alive.

8. I spend time thinking about death and dying.


Based upon research into simplifying the diagnostic criteria for depression.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2013
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.



The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
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