Depression Test

Use this brief 18-question online automated quiz to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression, or for tracking your depression and mood on a regular basis.

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Instructions: You can print this scale out or take it online, using it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis.

Answer each of the 18 items below about how you have felt and behaved during the past week. Be honest for the most accurate result.

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I am a year old / /

1. I do things slowly.





2. My future seems hopeless.





3. It is hard for me to concentrate on reading.





4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.





5. I have difficulty making decisions.





6. I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me.





7. I feel sad, blue, and unhappy.





8. I am agitated and keep moving around.





9. I feel fatigued.





 


Copyright 1993 Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Goldberg Depression Inventory for electronic distribution. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here with permission.

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Last updated: 16 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Apr 2018
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