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Depression Quiz


The Depression Quiz is an easy and anonymous way of finding out about your current level of depression. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete and will provide you with feedback about the severity of your depression symptoms as well as some tips which may help. Your results may also indicate whether you might benefit from treatment and help you to decide whether completing a screening assessment for one of the MindSpot online Courses might be worth considering.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
Depression quiz

Quiz Progress

1 - Little interest or pleasure in doing things

2 - Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless

3 - Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much

4 - Feeling tired or having little energy

5 - Poor appetite or overeating

6 - Feeling bad about yourself, or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down

7 - Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television

8 - Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite, being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual.

9 - Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way

You are healthy with no symptoms

We recommend that you continue to look after yourself. Things that help people stay well include:

  • Staying active by doing the things you enjoy and that are good for you
  • Staying in regular touch with supportive people
  • Staying as physically healthy as you can
  • Keeping your thoughts and expectations realistic

Your symptoms are mild

Your score indicates you may have mild symptoms of low mood or depression. This often happens when we feel that things are starting to get on top of us. Mild symptoms of low mood or depression are a signal that we need to do something or change something around us.

Things that can help resolve mild low mood or depression include:

  • Write a list of the tasks you need to do, and then divide it into:
    • The things you can do yourself (then write down when you will do each thing)
    • Things you can’t do yourself (then, write down who you can get to help you complete the task, or accept that you can’t do anything about it)
  • Stay active by doing one thing that you enjoy, each day
  • Talk to friends to get sensible advice about how they cope
  • Keep your thoughts and expectations realistic
  • Stay as physically healthy and active as you can

Next Steps

We invite you to do one or more of the following:

Your symptoms are moderate

People in this range of scores have symptoms that need attention. Scores in the moderate range are often found in people who have a diagnosis of depression. Moderate depression is a signal that we need to act, to stop symptoms from getting worse.

Things that can help improve moderate depression include:

  • Get an assessment by a health professional, like a GP, psychologist, or psychiatrist, and get advice about treatment
  • Start treatment as soon as possible. Treatments that work for moderate depression include psychological treatment
  • Talk to friends to get sensible advice about how they cope
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Keep your thoughts and expectations realistic
  • Stay active by doing the things you enjoy and that are good for you
  • Stay in regular touch with good people
  • Stay as physically healthy as you can

Next Steps

We invite you to do one or more of the following:

Your symptoms are moderately severe

We know that people with moderately severe scores are often having a difficult time. We hope you are doing okay. If you are feeling unsafe, please visit the I need urgent help page.

People with moderately severe scores are at high risk of having depression. The good news is that people can recover. We strongly recommend seeking assessment and treatment from a health professional as soon as you can.

Things that can help people to reduce moderately severe symptoms include:

  • Get an assessment by a health professional, like a GP, psychologist, or psychiatrist, and get advice about treatment
  • Start treatment as soon as possible. Treatments that work for severe depression include antidepressant medication and psychological treatment
  • Talk to friends to get sensible advice about how they cope
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Keep your thoughts and expectations realistic
  • Stay active by doing the things you enjoy and that are good for you
  • Stay in regular touch with good people
  • Stay as physically healthy as you can

Next Steps

We invite you to do one or more of the following:

Your symptoms are severe

We know that people with severe scores are having a very difficult time, and often have depression. We hope you are doing okay. If you are feeling unsafe, please visit the I need urgent help page

People with severe scores are likely to have depression. The good news is that people can recover from depression. Please seek assessment and treatment from a health professional today.

Things that can help improve severe depression include:

  • Get an assessment by a health professional, like a GP, psychologist, or psychiatrist, and get advice about treatment
  • Start treatment as soon as possible. Treatments that work for severe depression include antidepressant medication and psychological treatment
  • Talk to friends to get sensible advice about how they cope
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Keep your thoughts and expectations realistic
  • Stay active by doing the things you enjoy and that are good for you
  • Stay in regular touch with good people
  • Stay as physically healthy as you can

Next Steps

We invite you to do one or more of the following:

Start your online assesment

Start Your Online Screening Assessment

Complete a free MindSpot Clinic Online Screening Assessment (or call 1800 61 44 34 toll free), to help you better understand your symptoms, get information about treatment options in your area, or to enrol in a free MindSpot Clinic Treatment Course.

Medical advice

Medical Advice

Seek an assessment by a health professional, such as a GP, psychologist, or psychiatrist, for advice about treatment.

MindHealth Connect

mindhealthconnect

Find out more about anxiety and depression services at the National Mental Health website: mindhealthconnect

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10 Things That Help

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