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Depression Questionnaire

How have you been feeling lately?

When it comes to emotions, it can sometimes be hard to recognise or admit that we're not feeling 100%.

If you are 16 or over, take this short questionnaire to:

  • Help you better understand how you've been feeling over the last fortnight
  • Point you in the right direction for helpful advice and information

If you are struggling, it is not intended to replace a consultation with a GP.

Under 16? visit the Young Minds website.

 

The following nine questions are taken from a measure used by doctors known as the Personal Health Questionnaire or PHQ-9. These questions are used to assess and monitor depression severity. The PHQ-9 was developed by Drs Robert L Spitzer, Janet BW Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Question 1 of 18

How often have you been bothered by feeling down, depressed or hopeless?

Question 2 of 18

How often have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things?

Question 3 of 18

How often have you been bothered by trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?

Question 4 of 18

How often have you been bothered by feeling tired or having little energy?

Question 5 of 18

How often have you been bothered by poor appetite or overeating?

Question 6 of 18

How often have you been bothered by feeling bad about yourself, or that you are a failure, or have let yourself or your family down?

Question 7 of 18

How often have you been bothered by trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?

Question 8 of 18

How often have you been bothered by moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?

Question 9 of 18

Have you had an anxiety attack (suddenly feeling fear or panic)?

What is an anxiety attack?

An anxiety or panic attack occurs when your body experiences a rush of intense psychological (mental) and physical symptoms.

You may feel an overwhelming sense of fear, apprehension and anxiety. As well as these feelings, you may also experience physical symptoms such as:

  • nausea
  • sweating
  • trembling
  • a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations)

You may also feel that you need to stop what you are doing and hurry away. You may start to avoid situations, people or places where a panic attack has happened before and this can sometimes lead to avoiding things that most people can cope with.

Anxiety can show itself in many ways, such as feeling restless, being constantly on edge, irritability, difficulty concentrating or avoiding your friends.

 

The following seven questions are based on a measure used by doctors and known as the Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7 or GAD-7. These questions are used to assess and monitor the severity of a person's anxiety. The GAD-7 was developed by Drs Robert L Spitzer, Janet BW Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Question 10 of 18

How often have you been bothered by feeling nervous, anxious or on edge?

Question 11 of 18

How often have you been bothered by not being able to stop or control worrying?

Question 12 of 18

How often have you been bothered by worrying too much about different things?

Question 13 of 18

How often have you been bothered by having trouble relaxing?

Question 14 of 18

How often have you been bothered by being so restless that it is hard to sit still?

Question 15 of 18

How often have you been bothered by becoming easily annoyed or irritable?

Question 16 of 18

How often have you been bothered by feeling afraid as if something awful might happen?

Question 17 of 18

Have you been bothered by worrying about any of the following?

Question 18 of 18

If this questionnaire has highlighted any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?