The recognition of depression is not always straightforward.
Below is a self-test that has been created as a quick assessment of your mood and to check if you are showing any of the main signs and symptoms for depression. Many health professionals use this self-test (the "Patient Health Questionnaire" or "PHQ-9") to screen for depression. The test on this site is completely anonymous and confidential.
Results can be indicative but they do not mean that you have a diagnosis for depression. Only your doctor or other health professional can confirm a diagnosis. If you have been feeling really down and think you might be depressed, you should go to your doctor. Take the results of this test along with you – they can be a useful way to start a discussion.
Fill in the questionnaire below, or you can download a PDF version from the Resources section.
iFightDepression is a project financed and implemented by:
Die Sprachversionen in Wolof und Mandinka wurden für in Deutschland lebende, aus Westafrika migrierte Menschen ermöglicht durch die Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe und einer Förderung durch die Brigitte Letsch geborene Düppers Stiftung.