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.
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.
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
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.
In This Section
- 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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