Depression Self-Assessment

This self-assessment can help you understand whether you have some of the symptoms of depression. You can also explore depression treatment options and get tips for self-care. Keep in mind that this assessment is purely a screening tool. It’s not meant to give you a diagnosis of depression. Only a doctor can diagnose depression.

Your self-assessment results won’t be saved, but you can print them out. Consider discussing the results with your doctor or taking a printout with you to an appointment.

You must enter responses for all nine statements.

Not at all (Score=0), Several Days (Score=1), More than half the days (Score=2), and Nearly every day (Score=3)

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

Questions Not At All Several Days 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.

Scoring the Depression Self-Assessment Test

0 – 4 = No Depression
5 – 9 = Mild Depression
10 – 14 = Moderate Depression
15 – 19 = Severe Depression
20+ = Very Sever Depression