Use this short depression test to help determine if you have the symptoms of depression and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for depression from a qualified doctor or mental health professional. This depression test is the Goldberg Depression Questionnaire.
Instructions: You might reproduce this scale and use it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your depression symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are depressed, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.
The 18 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, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.
Our screening tests and psychological self-tests are intended for educational purposes only and should not be understood to constitute a diagnosis or healthcare recommendation. Due to the programmatic nature of these tests, scoring errors can and may occur.