Feeling down lately? Feel as if you are medically and scientifically depressed? Well then take this test...it will tell you just how messed up you really are! In this thread there will be 25 questions, asking you about symptoms you may or may not have felt within the past week. On a piece of paper please put either 0-4 next to each question as to how often you have experienced the said symptom. 0=Not At All 1=Somewhat 2=Moderately 3=A Lot 4=Extremely After the quiz is completed. Add the numbers you put down together, and view it against the depression chart to see how depressed you really are. Don't post your score here unless you completely want to. It is for your own usage, and knowledge. Those with suicidal urges should always seek help from a mental health professional or therapist. 0-5 No depression 6-10 Normal but unhappy 11-25 Mild depression 26-50 Moderate depression 51-75 Severe depression 76-100 Extreme depression Section 1: Thoughts and Feelings 1. Feeling sad or down in the dumps - 2. Feeling unhappy or blue - 3. Crying spells or tearfulness - 4. Feeling discouraged - 5. Feeling hopeless - 6. Low self esteem - 7. Feeling worthless or inadequate - 8. Guilt or shame - 9. Criticizing yourself or blaming yourself - 10. Difficulty making decisions - Section 2: Activities and Personal Relationships 11. Loss of interest in family, friends or colleagues - 12. Loneliness - 13. Spending less time with family or friends - 14. Loss of motivation - 15. Loss of interest in work and other activities - 16. Avoiding work or other activities - 17. Loss of pleasure or satisfaction in life - Section 3: Physical Symptoms 18. Feeling tired - 19. Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much - 20. Decreased or increased appetite - 21. Loss of interest in sex - 22. Worrying about your health - Section 4 - Suicidal Urges (Those with suicidal urges should always seek help from a mental health professional or therapist.) 23. Do you have any suicidal thoughts? 24. Would you like to end your life? 25. Do you have a plan for harming yourself? --- This is out of a book by Dr. David D. Burns M.D. Called "Feeling Good" which is intended to help you diagnose your depression and thus seek help if you find yourself severely depressed, or suicidal in nature. I thought I'd post it here as it may help to be an eye opener to some people if they aren't aware they are truly suffering from depression.