Depression test

Self-identification of depression.

Over half of those who get over 12 points in this test have been found to have depression. Probability increases with points getting higher. However, result only gives you direction and points you get might differ in different days. Any amount of points does not necessarily mean you would be depressed. To make an actual diagnose, you always need a doctor.
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The illness

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present. (Wikipedia)

You're not the only one

Depression is rather common illness. It is the most common diagnosis for sick leave.

Finnish depression test

DEPS-screen has been developed in Finland to help recognizing depression earlier.