Are You Depressed?

January can be a hard time of year. Take this test based on one used by medical professionals to see whether you're actually depressed.

Clare Turner
Created By Clare Turner
On Jan 14, 2016

Do you have a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy doing?

Do you ever feel hopeless?

Do you have trouble sleeping, or sleep too much?

Do you often feel tired or have very little energy?

Have you got problems with food? E.g. overeating or not eating enough.

Do you ever feel like a failure?

Do you have trouble concentrating?

Have you been moving or thinking slower than usual?

Do you ever think about hurting yourself?

Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with depression?

You're probably not depressed

You're probably not depressed

You seem okay - you don't match too many of the symptoms of depression. Anyone can suffer from depression at any time, so even if you feel fine now, it may be worth keeping an eye out for any changes in mood, thought or behaviour. And if you're worried about any symptoms, head straight to your doctor.

You have some symptoms

You have some symptoms

There's no way one quiz can accurately diagnose you with depression, but you do seem to be experiencing some symptoms. They may not mean anything - you may be tired from work, or feeling stressed or down for another reason - but it's worth chatting with a friend or medical professional about how you're feeling.

You may be depressed

You may be depressed

There's no way one quiz can diagnose you with something as complex as depression, but you seem to be experiencing many symptoms commonly found in depression. If you haven't already, you should go to your doctor to talk about how you're feeling, or maybe even be prescribed some antidepressants to help you cope with your challenging feelings.