Each question asks about a symptom of depression. The questions aren’t only about your mood, because depression also affects:

  • How you think (your ability to concentrate or make decisions)
  • What you think about (thoughts of failure or pessimism about the future)
  • Your body and behaviour (lack of energy or poor sleep)

For some people, depression doesn’t result in sadness, but may show up as anger, irritability, or not feeling much of anything at all. By completing the Self Check you are also helping us understand how the experience of depression might vary for people of different genders.

Please choose your gender

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Over the past 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems

Little interest or pleasure in doing things

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Engaging in more risk-taking behaviour (e.g., gambling, sex, drugs)

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Feeling angry, irritable or more aggressive

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Feeling tired or having little energy

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Feeling stressed out

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Poor appetite or overeating

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

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

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

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

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

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

Not at allSeveral daysMore than half of the daysNearly every day

Your score is :

score

If you score 10 or higher (or you’ve been having a hard time in your daily life—at work or getting stuff done at home):

  • It is a good idea to make an appointment to Consult a Doctor or a mental health professional who can evaluate your symptoms.
  • Receiving a high score or having a hard time keeping up with life can also “look like” depression but actually reflect something else (the recent death of a loved one, a thyroid gland that isn’t working properly, etc.) - a doctor can help you determine the cause and get you on the right track.
  • Have a look through the Take Action section of our website, which includes practical tips, advice on how to reach out to others, and information about professional services.

If you score lower than 10 and you are not having a hard time keeping up in your daily life:

  • You can still improve your health by looking over our Practical Tips, which includes information on how to improve sleep habits, stress management, social life, eating habits, and intimate relationships. If you ever start to get pulled down by the symptoms of depression, act early and reach out.

Track Your Progress

Here is the recap of your responses. You have an option to save your responses for your own use, or print to bring to your doctor or specialists. We highly encourage you to save your results to record your symptoms and improvement.