Depression Test

Depression Test


This application allows users to us the PHQ-9 self-questionnaire to quickly self-test whether they might have major depression. Additionally it provides users with a severity score of their depressive symptoms. This involves nine easy to answer questions.

Depression is one of the most prevalent and treatable mental disorders. Diagnosis of depression is based on the presence of certain symptoms that significantly impair function for a certain duration. These symptoms are described in the DSM-IV, the diagnostic manual for mental disorders.

The PHQ-9 test consists of the actual nine criteria on which the diagnosis of DSM-IV depressive disorders is based. The diagnostic validity of the PHQ-9 is fully evidence based [1, 2]. The test has comparable sensitivity and specificity to many other extensive depression measures.

Please note: This self-test is meant to give you insight in your mood state. This test is explicitly not suitable for diagnosis. This test cannot replace professional help. When in doubt, please always contact your general practitioner. No rights can be derived from the results of this test.

Key words: depression, test, tracking, track, graph, psychiatry, disorder, major depression, stress, emotion, mood, happy, happiness, sad, down


[1] Spitzer RL et al., Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire.JAMA. 1999 Nov 10;282(18):1737-44.

[2] J Kroenke K et al. The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Gen Intern Med. 2001 Sep;16(9):606-13.

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About Depression Test
This application allows users to us the PHQ-9 self-questionnaire to quickly self-test whether they might have major depression. Additionally it provides users with a severity score of their depressive symptoms. This involves nine easy to answer questions.

Depression is one of the most prevalent and treatable mental disorders. Diagnosis of depression is based on the presence of certain symptoms that significantly impair function for a certain duration. These symptoms are described in the DSM-IV, the diagnostic manual for mental disorders.

The PHQ-9 test consists of the actual nine criteria on which the diagnosis of DSM-IV depressive disorders is based. The diagnostic validity of the PHQ-9 is fully evidence based [1, 2]. The test has comparable sensitivity and specificity to many other extensive depression measures.

Please note: This self-test is meant to give you insight in your mood state. This test is explicitly not suitable for diagnosis. This test cannot replace professional help. When in doubt, please always contact your general practitioner. No rights can be derived from the results of this test.

Key words: depression, test, tracking, track, graph, psychiatry, disorder, major depression, stress, emotion, mood, happy, happiness, sad, down


[1] Spitzer RL et al., Validation and utility of a self-report version of PRIME-MD: the PHQ primary care study. Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders. Patient Health Questionnaire.JAMA. 1999 Nov 10;282(18):1737-44.

[2] J Kroenke K et al. The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Gen Intern Med. 2001 Sep;16(9):606-13.

Recent changes:
Minor bugfixes

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A Google User
Aug 24, 2015
Very depressed at the age 13 I already knew this but now I can physically see that I am and I can't even tell my own parents wow. I don't know how to get better I really don't and it said I have server depression
A Google User
Aug 23, 2015
A little too short Questions are not detailed enough, only 10 questions. Hope developers could add more questions in next update.
A Google User
Aug 18, 2015
Says I'm not depressed (in actuality, I'm suicidal!) The first time I took this test a few weeks ago, it accurately indicated I was depressed. I took the test again today to track/ compare my depression, with many more answers which indicate severe depression. The results?: "You are not likely depressed." Hahahaha, I AM IN A LIVE-IN MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, RIGHT NOW. Staff even suggested just the other day that I may need to go back to the hospital for more intensive care. Again, I wanted to track my worsening depression. This app is dangerous!
A Google User
Aug 18, 2015
I have major depression :( Thanks for the app
A Google User
Aug 17, 2015
Omg WTH I GOT A NUMBER FIVE. Guess how old i am. Wait for it.... im 10