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