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Assess your depression with depression test (Hamilton)

Free Depression Test: 17 questions
Depression Test, Am I Depressed?

Welcome to the free depression test. The Hamilton depression scale is the test most used to determine the intensity of depression symptoms. Discover your level of depression from everyday situations. A test developed by psychologists to realize an evaluation of your depression (see an example of the results)

The depression test is designed to be administered by a psychologist for a patient. For this reason, consider the results as being somewhat more approximate when the test is self-administered by the person itself.

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Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression Questionnaire:

For each item select the option which best characterizes the patient during the past week. We don't keep any data. The reliability of the test is amazing.

Question 1 / 17: Depressed Mood (sadness, hopeless, helpless, worthless)

These feeling states indicated only on questioning
These feeling states spontaneously reported verbally
Communicates feeling states nonverbally, i.e., through facial expression, posture, voice and tendency to weep
Patient reports virtually only these feeling states in his spontaneous verbal and nonverbal communication

Question 2 / 17: Feelings of Guilt

Self-reproach, feels he has let people down
Ideas of guilt or rumination over past errors or sinful deeds
Present illness is a punishment. Delusions of guilt
Hears accusatory or denunciatory voices and/or experiences threatening visual hallucinations

Question 3 / 17: Suicide

Feels life is not worth living
Wishes he were dead or any thoughts of possible death to self
Suicide ideas or gesture
Attempts at suicide

Question 4 / 17: Insomnia - Early (falling asleep)

No difficulty falling asleep
Complains of occasional difficulty falling asleep i.e., more than½ hour
Complains of nightly difficulty falling asleep

Question 5 / 17: Insomnia - Middle of the night

No difficulty
Patient complains of being restless and disturbed during the night
Waking during the night – any getting out of bed (except for purposes of voiding)

Question 6 / 17: Insomnia - Late during the night

No difficulty
Waking in early hours of the morning but goes back to sleep
Unable to fall asleep again if gets out of bed

Question 7 / 17: Work and Activities

No difficulty
Thoughts and feelings of incapacity, fatigue or weakness related to activities; work or hobbies
Loss of interest in activity; hobbies or work – either directly reported by patient, or indirect in listlessness, indecision and vacillation (feels he has to push self to work or activities)
Decrease in actual time spent in activities or decrease in productivity
Stopped working because of present illness.

Question 8 / 17: Retardation (slowness of thought and speech; impaired ability to concentrate; decreased motor activity)

Normal speech and thought
Slight retardation at interview
Obvious retardation at interview
Interview difficult
Complete stupor

Question 9 / 17: Agitation

None agitation
“Playing with” hand, hair, etc.
Hand-wringing, nail-biting, biting of lips

Question 10 / 17: Anxiety - Psychic

No difficulty
Subjective tension and irritability
Worrying about minor matters
Apprehensive attitude apparent in face or speech
Fears expressed without questioning

Question 11 / 17: Anxiety - Somatic

Physiological concomitants of anxiety such as: Mild gastrointestinal, dry mouth, moderate diarrhea, cramps, palpitations, headaches, incapacitating respiratory, sweating


Question 12 / 17: Somatic Symptoms - Gastrointestinal

Loss of appetite but eating without staff encouragement. Heavy feelings in abdomen.
Difficulty eating without staff urging. Requests or requires laxatives or medications for bowels or medication for G.I. symptoms.

Question 13 / 17: Somatic Symptoms - General

Heaviness in limbs, back or head, backaches, headache, muscle aches, loss of energy and fatigability
Any clear-cut symptom

Question 14 / 17: Genital Symptoms (Symptoms such as: loss of libido, menstrual disturbances)


Question 15 / 17: Hypochondriasis

Not present
Self-absorption (bodily)
Preoccupation with health
Frequent complaints, requests for help, etc.
Hypochondriacal delusions

Question 16 / 17: Loss of Weight: When Rating by History:

No weight loss
Probable weight loss associated with present illness
Definite (according to patient) weight loss

Question 17 / 17: Insight

Acknowledges being depressed and ill
Acknowledges illness but attributes cause to bad food, climate, overwork, virus, need for rest, etc.
Denies being ill at all

Source: Hamilton M: The assessment of anxiety states by rating. British Journal of Medical Psychology 32:50-55, 1959.