Depression has many symptoms ncluding low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of energy and problems with sleep. Quite simply, the greater the number of symptoms that you have, the more likely you are to feel low or depressed.
Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. All of the measures are in the public domain. No permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute. This test will help you to assess whether you could be suffering from depression.
Answer the questions based on how you’ve been feeling during the last two weeks.
This test not a substitute to speaking to a mental health professional. It is strongly recommended that any concerns that you have should be followed up with appropriate care or consultation with a mental health professional or clinician.
If You have Suicidal Thoughts!
If you have had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal contact someone now!
• Your Doctor:
Contacting your GP through their standard number works even after hours as they normally link to an after hours service. If you have overdosed or cut yourself badly, dial 999.
• The Samaritans helpline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 08457 909090. Specially trained volunteers will listen to you, understand what you’re going through, and provide support in your moment of crisis.
• Contact a friend, family or someone you trust.