This depression test or depression screening quiz will quickly help you determine whether you might be suffering from clinical depression. Depression symptoms usually include a low mood, a sense of hopelessness, lack of energy, and no ability to enjoy pleasure in usual activities for a period of time.

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.


I am a year old / /

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.