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.

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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.