Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed?
What does your score mean?
The more symptoms of depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as one of the following:
- You are unlikely to have depression.
- You may have mild to moderate depression.
- You may have moderate to severe depression.
- You may have severe depression.
As with all screening tools, this tool gives you a place to start. Keep in mind that a higher score does not necessarily mean that you have depression. Also, a lower score does not always mean you are depression-free. This tool can help you examine your feelings and think about whether your symptoms might be symptoms of depression. But using this tool is not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, seek medical help.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry