Happiness, Health & Wellness

Am I Depressed? Test Yourself

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Depression Self Test

Low moods block positivity. It’s quite normal to feel down from time to time, but symptoms of depression are best dealt with quickly, before they escalate. This simple depression self test, may help to indicate the extent (if any) of your depression, and that professional help could be useful to put your smile back.

You are about to take the PHQ-9 Depression Test Questionnaire. This is a simple nine-question screening which 'may' indicate symptoms of depression. You take this test on the understanding that it is not a formal medical diagnosis. Should you have concerns about your mental health please visit your doctor and discuss them


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

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?

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