Goldberg’s Depression Test

This is the depression test developed by psychiatrist Ivan K. Goldberg. Answer all of the questions below and click CALCULATE when you have finished.

On Goldberg's depression scale you can see whether you have symptoms of depression or not. When answering the questions, you should think back seven days, and try to evaluate your condition in this time span only. Enter to which extent the individual statements are true for you.

This depression test is only a basic guide and is in no way a final diagnosis.  This self test does not in anyway 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 print out the test and show it to your doctor.

Please enter your email address, test results will be emailed to you. Optionally enter your phone number.

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I do everything slowly.
My future seems hopeless.
I find it hard to concentrate when I read.
All joy and pleasure seem to have disappeared from my life.
I find it hard to make decisions.
I have lost interest in things that used to mean a lot to me.
I feel sad, depressed and unhappy.
I feel restless and cannot relax.
I feel tired.
I find it hard to do even trivial things.
I feel guilty and deserve to be punished.
I feel like a failure.
I feel empty - more dead than alive.
My sleep is disturbed: too little, too much or disturbed sleep.
I wonder HOW I could commit suicide.
I feel confined and imprisoned.
I feel down even when something good happens to me.
I have lost or gained weight without being on a diet.

If you ticked anything other than "not at all" for question "I wonder HOW I could commit suicide" then:
You are having suicidal thoughts. This is a serious warning sign, and you must seek professional help immediately.