Depression Self-Check: Goldberg’s Depression Test

Posted by on Wednesday | January 16, 2013

Depression Self-Check: Goldberg's Depression Test

The symptoms of depression may be all too common that some people find it hard to distinguish them from the normal sadness. Some people may have miserable days and lose interest in activities they used to enjoy without even knowing that what they are experiencing can be a form of depression.

To find out whether an individual is suffering from depression, health professionals use depression tests to assess whether what the person feels are positive symptoms of depression. Among these tests, Goldberg’s Depression Test is the most popular.

The Goldberg’s Depression Test was developed by the psychiatrist Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg. The test consists of 18 questions answerable by the following: Not at all (0), A little (1), Somewhat (2), Moderately (3), Quite a lot (4), Very much (5).

Although this test is very helpful in determining whether an individual has symptoms of depression or not, the results of this test cannot be treated as the final diagnosis and cannot substitute for professional help. This test is also helpful to the ones who are undergoing therapy to monitor their improvements.

Click here to try the Goldberg’s Depression Test.

 

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