Welcome to the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self Report (QIDS-SR)

Measuring 16 factors across 9 different criterion domains for major depression, this screening test for depression was originally developed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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. Be sure to choose the statement that applies to how you have felt and behaved during the past week.

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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. Falling Asleep:

2. Sleep During the Night:

3. Waking Up Too Early:

4. Sleeping Too Much:

5. Feeling Sad:

6. Decreased Appetite:

7. Increased Appetite:

8. Decreased Weight (Within the Last Two Weeks):

9. Increased Weight (Within the Last Two Weeks):

10. Concentration/Decision Making:

11. View of Myself:

12. Thoughts of Death or Suicide:

13. General Interest:

14. Energy Level:

15. Feeling slowed down:

16. Feeling Restless:


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About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire

Each of the four possible answers to each quiz is given an ascending numerical value from 0 to 3, and the total test score is the sum of the following:

  • The highest number from questions 1-4
  • The number from question 5
  • The highest number from questions 6-9
  • The total of each question from 10-14
  • The highest number from questions 15-16

These correspond to 9 different criterion domains for depression. When your quiz is scored, one of 5 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.

Screening test scoring ranges:

  • 0-5, No Depression Likely
  • 6-10, Possibly Mildly Depressed
  • 11-15, Moderate Depression
  • 16-20, Severe Depression
  • 21 or Over, Very Severe Depression

Additional Information

The Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Self Report was developed by Dr A. John Rush, MD. and is derived from the 30-item Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS), which has seen many years of use at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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