Depression Test with Instant Results

This online test should not be used for diagnosis. It cannot confirm if you are depressed or not. Only a doctor or a mental health expert can really figure out what you should do next.

However, you can use this test to monitor your symptoms and help your doctor see if your behavior changes between visits. This test can show if you might have common depression symptoms, but it can't give a complete checkup.

You shouldn't use this test to diagnose yourself or choose a treatment on your own.

Understanding Feelings of Sadness

Everyone feels sad or down sometimes, maybe because of a bad day at school or a fight with a friend. But feeling sad for a long time, without a specific reason, can be a sign of something more serious like depression. It’s important to know the difference between being sad for a little while and feelings that don't go away, which might need help from a doctor or counselor.

Energy Levels and Interest in Activities

Imagine not feeling like doing any of the things you usually love, like playing video games, hanging out with friends, or playing sports, and this feeling lasts for weeks. Sometimes, people who are experiencing depression find that they don't have the energy to do their favorite activities or even the simple ones like getting out of bed. It’s like wanting to do these things, but not having the power to start.

Changes in Sleep and Eating

Have you ever noticed you're eating a lot more or a lot less than usual? Or maybe you're sleeping all the time or can't seem to sleep at all? Big changes in how you eat or sleep can be signs of depression. It’s not just about being really hungry one day or staying up too late; it’s a big change from your normal habits that doesn’t seem to go away.

Feeling Alone or Misunderstood

Sometimes, when people feel really sad, they might think they're the only ones in the world who feel this way, or they might feel misunderstood by their friends or family. Feeling alone like this for a long time can be a sign of depression. It’s really important to talk to someone you trust if you start to feel this way, so you don’t have to go through it alone.