Take this research-backed test. This test is based on Aaron Temkin Beck’s Depression Inventory. He is an an influential psychologist regarded as the father of cognitive therapy. This test is quick, free and you’ll get your confidential results instantly.
Use this brief 21-question online automated depression quiz to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression, or for tracking your depression and mood on a regular basis.
Your privacy is important to us. All results are completely anonymous. We neither store your test results nor share them with any 3rd party.
Have some questions? Jump to FAQ section.
Instructions: You can use it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis.
Answer each of the 21 items below about how you have felt and behaved during the past week. Be honest for the most accurate result.
Mindworks offers a free depression test to help you understand the symptoms and severity of depression. For a clinical diagnosis please see a mental health professional for a deeper understanding of your issues. You can book an appointment with a Mindworks therapist to understand the impact of symptoms. These issues may affect your mood and daily functioning about the current issues you are facing.
No, formal diagnoses for depression can only be made by a mental health professional. You can only identify the symptoms of depression. Symptoms should be discussed with a psychologist so that they can help understand the root cause of the problem. They can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
To assess the symptoms of depression, a psychological interview is conducted by a mental health professional. They gather information about the symptoms you’re experiencing. After this, formal assessments and checklists are used to check various psychological aspects. Some of the assessments used are the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), MMPI2, MCMI etc.
The test for Clinical depression helps you understand the symptoms and the degree of severity affecting your mood and functioning. These tests include grading various symptoms to determine severity and areas affected basis psychological interviews to give a formal diagnosis.