Depression Test (Goldberg)


Here are a number of statements that may or may not apply to you. For each statement, select the response that best applies to you. Do not spend too long deliberating about your responses: if in doubt, choose the option that immediately seems most appropriate.

Disagree Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree a Little Agree a Little Agree Moderately Agree Strongly
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Disagree Strongly
2 - Disagree Moderatley
3 - Disagree a Little
4 - Agree a Little
5 - Agree Moderately
6 - Agree Strongly
Statement 1 2 3 4 5 6
It takes great effort for me to do simple things.
My sleep has been disturbed -- too little, too much, or broken sleep.
It is hard for me to concentrate on reading.
I spend time thinking about HOW I might kill myself.
I feel sad, blue, and unhappy.
I do things slowly.
I feel like a failure.
I feel fatigued.
I feel lifeless -- more dead than alive.
Without trying to diet, I have lost, or gained, weight.
I have difficulty making decisions.
The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.
I am agitated and keep moving around.
I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me.
I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.
My future seems hopeless.
I feel trapped or caught.
I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves to be punished.