Do you have major depressive disorder?

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Major depressive disorder is a common mental illness that affects millions of people each year. It is also one of the most debilitating mental illnesses, and can severely impact daily life.

Are you depressed? This test will guide you, but it cannot diagnose you. If you score highly on this quiz, please see a medical professional, who can diagnose you and give you the appropriate treatment.

Created by: Quicksilver VIII

  1. In the past two weeks, how often have you been feeling down, depressed, or numb (unable to experience many emotions)?
  2. In the past two weeks, how often are you unable to experience any interest or pleasure in hobbies or formerly enjoyable activities?
  3. In the past two weeks, how often have you been overeating (including eating excessive junk food), or starving yourself due to lack of appetite?
  4. In the past two weeks, how often have you had suicidal thoughts?
  5. If you've had suicidal thoughts in the past two weeks, how likely are you to carry them out?
  6. Have you attempted suicide in the past?
  7. In the past two weeks, how often have you felt too tired to get out of bed, or do simple tasks?
  8. In the past two weeks, how often have you found yourself unmotivated to do things like studying for exams, going to work, etc.?
  9. Have you lost interest in socialising?
  10. In the past two weeks, how often have you had sleeping problems, such as difficulty falling asleep, waking for no reason and being unable to go back to sleep, sleeping too much, or waking up more tired than when you went to sleep?
  11. In the past two weeks, how often have you moved or done activities so slowly that other people would have noticed, or being restless?
  12. How guilty do you feel when bad things happen to you?
  13. Do you cry excessively?
  14. Are you irritated more easily than normal?
  15. Have other people described you as depressed?
  16. If you have been to counselling of any kind, how effective is it?
  17. How would you rate your self-esteem over the past two weeks?
  18. In the past two weeks, how often have you been harming yourself on purpose, such as cutting, burning, hitting yourself, swallowing something you shouldn't, etc.?
  19. How long have you been self-harming, without more than a month free from any kind of self-harm?
  20. Do you experience any chronic or recurring pain that is not from an illness?
  21. In the past two weeks, have you experienced any hallucinations or non-religious delusions?
  22. Has anyone in your immediate family been diagnosed with a depressive disorder? Answer no if unsure.
  23. How old are you?
  24. Do you abuse substances such as alcohol?
  25. Have you experienced a recent traumatic event such as death of a loved one, losing your job, etc.
  26. Are you forgetful?
  27. Are you experiencing excessive conflict with family and friends?
  28. Did you have ADHD or any other learning disability when you were young?
  29. Have you experienced a 5% gain or loss in weight over the past month?
  30. How difficult is your life now in comparison to life before you had these symptoms?
  31. Based on all of your past failures and successes, how successful do you think you are at life?
  32. Do you think you are being punished?
  33. Rate your physical appearance when you aren't wearing any cosmetic products.
  34. Do you have many supportive people to reach out to?
  35. Did you suffer any form of child abuse?
  36. Have you been previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder? If yes, how many episodes have you had?

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Quiz topic: Do I have major depressive disorder?