Emerging from research at the University of Leeds, this 12-question self-test screens for symptoms of major depression. Note that some high scores may be accounted for by emotional problems or physical illnesses.
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 are feeling right now, not how you have felt in the past, or how you hope to feel in the future.
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
Scoring for All Questions Except 2, 5, 7:
- 0 points No, not at all
- 1 point No, not much
- 2 points Yes, sometimes
- 3 points Yes, definitely
Scoring for Questions 2, 5, 7:
- 0 points Yes, definitely
- 1 point Yes, sometimes
- 2 points No, not much
- 3 points No, not at all
Most depressed people score 15 or above on the Wakefield, whereas most non-depressed people score between 0 and 14. It is important to realize that a rating scale such as the Wakefield does not diagnose clinical depression. The Wakefield measures the frequency and intensity of symptoms often associated with depression. Some high scores may be attained by individuals with other emotional problems or physical illnesses. Therefore, use the test as a guide, and consider consulting a doctor for an evaluation if your score is 15 or more.
Scores lower than 15 may still warrant consultation with a doctor if your distress or dysfunction is substantial. Repeating the Wakefield approximately two weeks after its first use may be helpful, and if your score is still below 15 but rising, you should strongly consider consulting a doctor.
Screening test scoring ranges:
- Less than 15, No High Levels of Depressive Symptoms
- 15 or Over, High Levels of Depressive Symptoms
When your quiz is scored, one of 2 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.
The Wakefield Self-Report Questionnaire was developed primarily by Dr R Philip Snaith, a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry.
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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