Welcome to the K10 Test for Psychological Distress
Developed by researchers in Australia as a simple test of psychological distress, these 10 questions focus on the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Completing this Psychological Screening Test
To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. The items refer to how you have felt and behaved over the last 4 weeks.
Take the Quiz
Please note: This test will only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions. Please also check our disclaimer on psychological testing and our psychological testing privacy guarantee.
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About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire
- 1 point None of the time
- 2 points A little of the time
- 3 points Some of the time
- 4 points Most of the time
- 5 points All of the time
Roughly speaking, the higher the score, the greater the psychological distress due to depression or anxiety.
Screening test scoring ranges:
- Less than 15
- 16-30, Moderate Distress
- Over 30, High Distress
When your quiz is scored, one of 3 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.
The K10 test was developed at Australia’s Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), a facility jointly owned by The University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
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- Psychological Self-Tests and Quizzes
- Adult ADHD Screening Tests
- Alcohol and Drug Use Tests
- Bipolar and Mania Tests
- Depression Tests
- Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)
- Depression Screening Quiz: The Goldberg Depression Questionnaire
- Depression Screening Quiz: The Wakefield Questionnaire
- Geriatric Depression Rating Scale
- K10 Anxiety and Depression Test
- Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self Report
- Version 1 of the Beck Depression Inventory
- Disclaimer: Limitations of Psychological Self-Tests
- Miscellaneous Psychological Tests
- Psychological Self-Tests and Your Privacy
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