Depression test

This free, clinically-approved test can help you to understand if you're experiencing symptoms often associated with depression, and if you are, point you in the direction of further advice and support.

Everyone has spells of feeling low, sad or fed up. Normally these feelings pass and you can get on with life. But if they interfere with your daily activities, you may be depressed.

This depression self-assessment test is not intended to replace a medical consultation and you should speak to your GP or a therapist if you are concerned about your mental health.

If you are experiencing high levels of distress and need urgent crisis support please contact your GP or the Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital. Alternatively, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123

Take the test

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

1) Little interest or pleasure in doing things


2) Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless


3) Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much


4) Feeling tired or having little energy


5) Poor appetite or overeating


6) Feeling bad about yourself, or that you are a failure, or have let yourself or your family down


7) Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television


8) Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite, being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual


9) Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way



Your score

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Last updated Friday 8 October 2021