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Depression Screening

This screening is intended to give you a general indication of depression in your life. This screening in no way should be taken as an accurate diagnosis regardless of your results. If you have thoughts of suicide, homicide or are functionally impaired, call us at 1-800-424-4489 immediately.

Directions: The confidential depression screening contains 20 brief questions. At the end of the screening your results and some suggestions for appropriate follow-up will display in the Results box at the bottom of the page. You must answer all 20 questions for a result to appear. There are no right or wrong answers. We will not record or track the answers you give for this screening. All questions are required.

 

During the past week...

1. I was bothered by things that usually don't bother me.
2. I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.
3. I felt that I could not shake off the blues even with help from my family or friends.
4. I felt that I was just as good as other people.
5. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.
6. I felt depressed.
7. I felt that everything I did was an effort.
8. I felt hopeful about the future.
9. I thought my life had been a failure.
10. I felt fearful.
11. My sleep was restless.
12. I was happy.
13. I talked less than usual.
14. I felt lonely.
15. People were unfriendly.
16. I enjoyed life.
17. I had crying spells.
18. I felt sad.
19. I felt that people disliked me.
20. I could not get "going."

Radloff LS. The CES-D scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement. 1977;3:385-401. Distributed with Permission.

Radloff LS. The CES-D scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement. 1977;3:385-401. Distributed with Permission.