Depression Screening Test

Please check the answer that best describes how you have felt over the past 7 days.

 

1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:
  0 = As much as I always could
1 = Not quite so much now
2 = Definitely not so much now
3 = Not at all
   
2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:
  0 = As much as I ever did
1 = Rather less than I used to
2 = Definitely less than I used to
3 = Hardly at all
   
3. I blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:
  3 = Yes, most of the time
2 = Yes, some of the time
1 = Not very often
0 = No, never
   
4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:
  0 = No, not at all
1 = Hardly ever
2 = Yes, sometimes
3 = Yes, very often
   
5. I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:
  3 = Yes, quite a lot
2 = Yes, sometimes
1 = No, not much
0 = No, not at all
   
6. Things have been getting to me:
  3 = Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope at all
2 = Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
1 = No, most of the time I have coped quite well
0 = No, I have been coping as well as ever
   
7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:
  3 = Yes, most of the time
2 = Yes, sometimes
1 = Not very often
0 = No, not at all
   
8. I have felt sad or miserable:
  3 = Yes, most of the time
2 = Yes, quite often
1 = Not very often
0 = No, not at all
   
9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:
  3 = Yes, most of the time
2 = Yes, quite often
1 = Not very often
0 = No, never
   
10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:
  3 = Yes, quite often
2 = Sometimes
1 = Hardly ever
0 = Never
   

Now, add up your total score. 

If your total was below 5:
You are not likely to experience an episode of depression in the next year.

If your total was between 5 - 12:
You are at an increased risk for an episode of depression in the next 6-12 months. If symptoms develop, we recommend contacting your physician or call 817-927-1557.

If your total was above 12: 
It is very likely that you are depressed. Please call your physician or, for an emergency, seek medical care immediately.

Cox, J.L.. Holden, J.M., and Sagovsky, R. 1987. Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry 150: 782-786.

K.L. Wisner, B.L. Parry, C.M. Piontek, Postpartum Depression N Engl J Med vol. 347, No 3,
July 18, 2002, 194-199.