Northwest Behavioral Medicine
Northwest Behavioral Research Center

Mental Health Information

Depression Self-Rating Test

This test is designed for your personal use. There are no right or wrong answers. Usually your first response is the best. Make sure you base your answers on how you actually behave in your daily life, not on how you would like to be.

Never Sometimes Half The Time Frequently Always
1. I am frequently tearful, downhearted, or sad
2. I feel I want to cry but cannot
3. I have gained or lost weight recently
4. I don’t feel like doing regular activities or things I used to do
5. I feel hopeless or helpless about my situation
6. I get tired or just want to lay around
7. I feel like I want to be by myself and not socialize with people
8. I have difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or wake up earlier than I had planned
9. I would say I am depressed
10. Life just does not seem like it’s worth living
11. My life is without enjoyment
12. I find myself wanting to “escape” my life
13. Morning is when I feel the worst
14. I often have crying spells
15. I get tired for no apparent reason or sooner than I should
16. My mind is not as clear as it used to be
17. I am restless and can’t keep still
18. I do not feel hopeful about the future
19. I am more irritable than usual
20. I sometimes feel that others would be better off if I were dead
21. I don’t enjoy the things I used to do