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Depression Self-Test

Directions: Use this questionnaire to help determine if you should seek the services of a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression. This scale is not designed to provide a formal diagnosis of depression or to provide recommendations for treatment of any sort. If you suspect that you are depressed, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.

          Indicate the extent to which the items below are true about your current mental state by checking the appropriate box.

1. I feel sad and unhappy.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

2. I feel tired and sluggish regardless of how much I've slept.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

3. I feel like a failure.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

4. I feel agitated.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

5. I have lost interest in activities I once enjoyed.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

6. It takes great effort to complete even simple tasks.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

7. I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

8. My weight and appetite has changed.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

9. My sleep pattern has changed.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

10. I feel trapped in my current situation.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

11. I feel lifeless.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

12. I have lost interest in being social with others.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

13. I have difficulty making decisions.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

14. It is hard for me to concentrate on work.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

15. At times my future seems hopeless.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

16. I do things more slowly than I used to.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

17. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much

18. I have had suicidal thoughts.

Not at all
Just a little
Somewhat
Moderately
Quite allot
Very much



Copyright 1993 Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Goldberg Depression Inventory for electronic distribution. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Modified by Michael Oberscheinder, PsyD.

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