Depression self-assessment

Could you be depressed?

There are many symptoms of depression, including low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lethargy and sleep problems. The more symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to be depressed.
This test will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression. Give answers based on how you've been feeling during
the last two weeks.

Questions

  1. Have you found little pleasure or interest in doing things?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  2. Have you found yourself feeling down, depressed or hopeless? 
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  3. Have you had trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  4. Have you been feeling tired or had little energy?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  5. Have you had a poor appetite or been overeating?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  6. Have you felt that you're a failure or let yourself or your family down?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  7. Have you had some trouble concentrating on things like reading the paper or watching TV?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  8. Have you been moving or speaking slowly, or been very fidgety, so that other people could notice?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
  9. Have you thought that you'd be better off dead or hurting yourself in some way?
    1. No, not at all
    2. On some days (Add 1 points)
      • If you have had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone you can trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999. There are helplines with specially trained volunteers who'll listen to you, understand what you're going through, and help you through the immediate crisis. The Samaritans operate a service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123.
    3. On more than half the days (Add 2 points)
      • If you have had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone you can trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999. There are helplines with specially trained volunteers who'll listen to you, understand what you're going through, and help you through the immediate crisis. The Samaritans operate a service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123.
    4. Nearly every day (Add 3 points)
      • If you have had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone you can trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999. There are helplines with specially trained volunteers who'll listen to you, understand what you're going through, and help you through the immediate crisis. The Samaritans operate a service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123.

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