Depression Tests and Quizzes: Am I Depressed?

Depression Tests and Quizzes: Am I Depressed?
Depression Tests and Quizzes: Am I Depressed?

Depression happens with all of us. It just takes various levels of severity. Scientists even call it “a common cold”. It reveals itself in different ways.

Prepare yourself for depression tests, like those you will find below. You will need to answer a number of questions to find out at what level you might experience depression.

header-1 Goldberg’s Depression Test

This depression test was created by the researcher Dr. Ivan K Goldberg and it indicates all the signs and symptoms of depression.

Instructions: this test consists of 18 statements. For EACH question, you need to select ONE answer from the list of answers down below. Remember to answer the best you have felt and behaved during the past week.

Goldberg’s Depression Test:

Scoring ranges and results:

0-9, No Depression Likely

You do not appear to be experiencing any depressive symptoms at this time. If this changes, you may need to seek further diagnosis and treatment.

10-17, Possibly Mildly Depressed

You appear to be experiencing some very mild depressive symptoms, most of which are commonly found amongst the general population. It is unclear whether or not you suffer these problems severely enough to need to seek further diagnosis and treatment.

18-21, Borderline Depression

You appear to be experiencing some very mild depressive symptoms, many of which are commonly found amongst the general population, but border on the possibility of a depressive episode. It is unclear whether or not you suffer these problems severely enough to need to seek further diagnosis and treatment.

22-35, Mild-Moderate Depression

You appear to be suffering from mild to moderate depressive symptoms commonly associated with depressive disorders. These symptoms appear to be causing you some noticeable signs of impairment and distress, and you would likely benefit from the attention of a trained mental health professional for further evaluation and a more accurate diagnosis.

36-53, Moderate-Severe Depression

You appear to be suffering from moderate to severe depressive symptoms commonly associated with serious depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or dysthymia. These symptoms appear to be causing you some serious impairment and distress in your normal, everyday functioning. You would likely benefit from the immediate attention of your physician or a trained mental health professional for further evaluation and a more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

54 and up, Severely Depressed

You appear to be suffering from severe depressive symptoms commonly associated with serious depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or dysthymia. These symptoms seem to be causing you some serious impairment and distress in your normal, everyday functioning. You would likely benefit from the immediate attention of your physician or a trained mental health professional for further evaluation and a more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

If you take the quiz again weekly or monthly, changes of 5 or more points between tests may be significant.

Read more about Most Common Depresion Reasons

header-2 The Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Version)

depression test womanDepression is not a natural part of life and aging. And if you won’t treat it, results will affect your every part of life on all levels: physically, cognitively, functionally and socially, as well as it will decrease the quality of life, delay recovery from medical illness and surgery, and increase health care utilization and suicide.

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), first created by Yesavage, et al., has been tested and widely used with the older population. Though it was found to have a 92% sensitivity and an 89% specificity when evaluated against diagnostic criteria, it is not in any case a substitute for a diagnostic interview by mental health professionals. It remains the most used depression test worldwide.

Instruction: this depression test consists of 30 questions. You need to answer “yes” or “no” for every question.

Choose the best answer for how you have felt over the past week.

The Geriatric Depression Scale:

Scoring:

Answers in bold indicate depression. Score 1 point for each bolded answer.

A score > 5 points is suggestive of depression.

Any positive score above 5 on the GDS Short Form should prompt an in-depth psychological assessment and evaluation for suicidality.

A score ≥ 10 points are almost always indicative of depression.

Download depression quizz

References

1. http://web.stanford.edu/~yesavage/GDS.html

2. http://www.dementia-assessment.com.au/depression/geriatric_depression_scale_short.pdf

3. http://goldbergdepressiontest.com/

Additional:

4. https://thevreelandclinic.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/anxiety-or-depression-test-the-levels-of-your-neurotransmitters-to-guide-therapy/

5. http://bplesser.com/2012/09/20/denial-anger-bargaining-depression-and-acceptance-the-ab-testing-lifecycle/

6. http://mentalhealthmomblog.com/psychological-self-tests/test-your-knowledge-on-depression-in-adults-six-common-questions-plus-answers-with-research-citations/

7. http://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/

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