This article was first published on September 20, 2022. It was last edited or updated on September 20, 2022.
Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
|Not at all
|More than half the days
|Nearly every day
|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
If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?
Not difficult at all _______
Somewhat difficult _______
Very difficult _______
Extremely difficult _______
Interpretation of the score
Total Score: Depression severity
0 to 4: None
5 to 9: Mild depression
10 to 14: Moderate depression
15 to 19: Moderately severe depression
20 to 27: Severe depression
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