Use this questionnaire to help determine if you need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression, or to monitor your mood.
Instructions: You might reproduce this scale and use it on a weekly basis to track your moods. It also might be used to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next. Changes of five or more points are significant. This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are depressed, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.
The 18 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved during the past week. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.
Copyright 1993 Ivan Goldberg. All rights reserved. Adopted from the printed edition of the Goldberg Depression Inventory for electronic distribution. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law.