Patient Health Questionairre

Am I Depressed?

Are you wondering, "am I just tired and stressed or do I have depression?" Most of us experience ups and downs in mood and energy level. However, if you are consistently feeling down, lifeless, fatigued, empty, irritable, restless, having difficulty concentrating, or experiencing unexplained aches and pains, it might be depression. You don't have to be feeling sad to be depressed.

Depression can creep up slowly, but if you have been having symptoms of depression for weeks, it could mean depression has developed. If your mood, energy, physical pain, or concentration level is making it hard for you do routine life and work tasks, depression can be interfering in your life and may need treatment.

If you believe you are at risk for suicide, dial "911" or go immediately to the nearest hospital Emergency Room for immediate assistance. You can speak to a trained counselor 24/7 by calling the National Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Screen Yourself for Depression

Take this depression screening test and find out if you have symptoms of depression. This quiz is not meant to be a diagnosis or the elimination of a diagnosis of depression.

Please note, all fields are required in order to get a result.

Please think about your experiences over the last two weeks. Answer each question with regard to how often you have experienced the following:


Little interest or pleasure in doing things:

1 out of 10

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless:

2 out of 10

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much:

3 out of 10

Feeling tired or having little energy:

4 out of 10

Poor appetite or overeating:

5 out of 10

Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or
have let yourself or your family down:

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could
have noticed. Or the opposite being so figety or
restless that you have been moving around a lot more
than usual:

8 out of 10

Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of
hurting yourself:

9 out of 10

If you have experienced any of these 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?

10 out of 10

Enter your name and email address to receive a copy of your results and what they mean.

Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results!

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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