The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires a physician or qualified mental health professional. The information provided through this website is intended for informational purposes only. None of the information on this website is a substiture for a diagnosis of mental illness by a physician or qualified mental health professional.
The screening test on this website is intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of depressive disorders, and is not designed to provide a diagnosis. Additionally, the screening test on this website is not appropriate for, and should not be completed by, persons under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 with depressive symptoms are advised to talk with their parents or guardians about receiving a clinical evaluation from a physician or qualified mental health professional.
Please look at the following items and rate their frequency in your life during a normal day.
Not at all
More than half the days
Nearly every day
Little interest or pleasure in doing things
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
Feeling tired or having little energy
Poor appetite or overeating
Feeling bad about yourself - or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way
Not difficult at all
If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?