Use this automated test to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression, or for tracking your depression on a regular basis.
The questions refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by tapping the appropriate button.
Calculate your score on Goldberg's scale:
If you scored... : You may have...
54 & up: Severe depression
36 - 53: Moderate/severe depression
22 - 35: Mild to moderate depression
18 - 21: Borderline depression
10 - 17: Possible mild depression
0 - 9: No depression likely
You can store your results, using them on a weekly basis to track your moods. They also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant.
Use the different Mail buttons to send results to your computer or to others.
But please note: The test result is NOT a final diagnosis! The scale cannot replace professional help. If you suspect that you might suffer from depression, you should contact your doctor as quickly as possible, no matter what test result you get. If you want to, you could show or send the test results to your doctor. This might help him or her to assess your condition.