If you are on this website, you probably realize that something is wrong with your mood and that you are not as happy as you could or should be. Or you have been diagnosed with depression but treatments have not worked and you are looking for help. In either case, this is a good place to start on the road to feeling better. The nine questions below will take a few minutes to answer and will help you assess your degree of depression.
Before you start the Self-Test, please answer a question to help you understand which category best describes you.
Learn About Yourself: Take a Depression Self-Test
Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
Not At All
More than Half the Days
Nearly Every Day
|1.||Little interest or pleasure in doing things.|
|2.||Feeling down, depressed or hopeless|
|3.||Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much|
|4.||Feeling tired or having little energy|
|5.||Poor appetite or overeating|
|6.||Feeling bad about yourself-or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down.|
|7.||Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television|
|8.||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|
|9.||Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way*|
*If you have had thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way, please discuss this with your clinician, go to a hospital emergency room or call 911.
A score of 0 shows that you probably do not have depression. People who have clinical depression usually score 5 or higher on this test.
This screening test does not take the place of an evaluation of a mental health professional. If you would like us to review this form with you, please call us at 512-610-1111 and come in for an initial consultation.