Autotest Dépression

The recognition of depression is not always straightforward.

Below is a self-test that has been created as a quick assessment of your mood and to check if you are showing any of the main signs and symptoms for depression. Many health professionals use this self-test (the “Patient Health Questionnaire” or “PHQ-9”) to screen for depression. The test on this site is completely anonymous and confidential.

Results can be indicative but they do not mean that you have a diagnosis for depression. Only your doctor or other health professional can confirm a diagnosis. If you have been feeling really down and think you might be depressed, you should go to your doctor. Take the results of this test along with you – they can be a useful way to start a discussion.

Fill in the questionnaire below, or you can download a PDF version from the Resources section.

1.Little interest or pleasure in doing things
2.Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
3.Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
4.Feeling tired or having little energy
5.Poor appetite or overeating
6.Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
7.Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
8.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
9.Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way