Stressed or Depressed Quiz

Think back over the last two weeks of your life. Take this entire time span into account for each of the questions* below and answer as honestly as you can. Note that there are no right or wrong answers – just what feels true to you.

A list of useful resources for dealing with low moods will be emailed to you upon completion.

This quiz is by no means a stand-in for an assessment with a professional.

How much interest have you felt for doing things over the last two weeks?
How have you been feeling emotionally?
How have your sleeping patterns been?
And what about your energy levels during the day time?
How has your appetite been?
How have you felt and thought about yourself in the last two weeks?
How was your concentration?
Now think about the way you came across to others. Where you calm, or tense?
Did you have any destructive thoughts towards yourself?


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*loosely based on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) developed Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.


Free hotlines in the UK:

•Childline: 0800 1111
•Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
•Saneline: 0845 767 8000

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Our guide to free or low-cost counselling:

Our list of useful self-help books: