This online depression self-assessment isn’t designed to diagnose depression – only a mental health professional can do that. But if you think you may be depressed, take this test and share these results with a doctor. If you are experiencing frequent thoughts of self-harm, please dial 911 or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, how you think and how you act. It can cause feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year.