Depression Scale
  • I do not feel sad I feel sad I am sad all the time and I can't sasp out of it. I am so sad and unhappy that I can't stand it.
    1.
  • I am not particularly discouraged about the future. I feel discouraged about the future. I feel I have nothing to look forward to. I feel the future is hopeless and that things cannot improve.
    2.
  • I do not feel like a failure. I feel I have failed more than the average person. As I look back on my life, all I can see is a lot of failures. I feel I am a complete failure as a person.
    3.
  • I get as much satisfaction out of things as I used to. I don't enjoy things the way I used to. I don't get real satisfaction out of anything anymore. I am dissatisfied or bored with everything.
    4.
  • I don't feel particularly guilty I feel guilty a good part of the time. I feel quite guilty most of the time. I feel guilty all of the time.
    5.
  • I don't feel I am being punished. I feel I may be punished. I expect to be punished. I feel I am being punished.
    6.
  • I don't feel disappointed in myself. I am disappointed in myself. I am disgusted with myself. I hate myself.
    7.
  • I don't feel I am any worse than anybody else. I am critical of myself for my weaknesses or mistakes. I blame myself all the time for my faults. I blame myself for everything bad that happens.
    8.
  • I don't have any thoughts of killing myself. I have thoughts of killing myself, but I would not carry them out. I would like to kill myself. I would kill myself if I had the chance.
    9.
  • I don't cry any more than usual. I cry more now than I used to. I cry all the time now. I used to be able to cry, but now I can't cry even though I want to.
    10.
  • I am no more irritated by things than I ever was. I am slightly more irritated now than usual. I am quite annoyed or irritated a good deal of the time. I feel irritated all the time.
    11.
  • I have not lost interest in other people. I am less interested in other people than I used to be. I have lost most of my interest in other people. I have lost all of my interest in other people.
    12.
  • I make decisions about as well as I ever could. I put off making decisions more than I used to. I have greater difficulty in making decisions more than I used to. I can't make decisions at all anymore.
    13.
  • I don't feel that I look any worse than I used to. I am worried that I am looking old or unattractive. I feel there are permanent changes in my appearance that make me look unattractive I believe that I look ugly.
    14.
  • I can work about as well as before. It takes an extra effort to get started at doing something. I have to push myself very hard to do anything. I can't do any work at all.
    15.
  • I can sleep as well as usual. I don't sleep as well as I used to. I wake up 1-2 hours earlier than usual and find it hard to get back to sleep. I wake up several hours earlier than I used to and cannot get back to sleep.
    16.
  • I don't get more tired than usual. I get tired more easily than I used to. I get tired from doing almost anything. I am too tired to do anything.
    17.
  • My appetite is no worse than usual. My appetite is not as good as it used to be. My appetite is much worse now. I have no appetite at all anymore.
    18.
  • I haven't lost much weight, if any, lately. I have lost more than five pounds. I have lost more than ten pounds. I have lost more than fifteen pounds.
    19.
  • I am no more worried about my health than usual. I am worried about physical problems like aches, pains, upset stomach, or constipation. I am very worried about physical problems and it's hard to think of much else. I am so worried about my physical problems that I cannot think of anything else.
    20.
  • I have not noticed any recent change in my interest in sex. I am less interested in sex than I used to be. I have almost no interest in sex. I have lost interest in sex completely.
    21.
  • Evaluate your depression according to the Table below.

    1-10____________________These ups and downs are considered normal
    11-16___________________ Mild mood disturbance
    17-20___________________Borderline clinical depression
    21-30___________________Moderate depression
    31-40___________________Severe depression
    over 40__________________Extreme depression