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.

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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.

1. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?

2. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel nervous?

3. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?

4. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel hopeless?

5. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel restless or fidgety?

6. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?

7. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel depressed?

8. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel that everything was an effort?

9. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?

10. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel worthless?


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About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire

Scoring:

  • 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.

Additional Information

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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