Are you feeling Low, lethargic and listless?

Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with depression. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

Over the last two (2) weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people? *
The PHQ total score for the nine items ranges from 0 to 27. Scores represent: 0-4 minimal depression 5-9 mild depression 10-14 moderate depression 15-19 moderately severe depression 20-27 severe depression
Scores ≤4 suggest minimal depression which may not require treatment. Scores 5-9 suggest mild depression which may require only watchful waiting and repeated PHQ-9 at followup. Scores 10-14 suggest moderate depression severity; patients should have a treatment plan ranging from counselling, followup, and/or pharmacotherapy. Scores 15-19 suggest moderately severe depression; patients typically should have immediate initiation of pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy. Scores 20 and greater suggest severe depression; patients typically should have immediate initiation of pharmacotherapy and expedited referral to a mental health specialist.
If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself in some way, please call 999 or go to A&E immediately.
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The above quiz is based on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). If you think you may be suffering from depression and/or you (or a loved one) are experiencing a mental health crisis, I strongly suggest that you reach out to to a qualified mental health professional.

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help:

For more information about the support you can get in a mental health crisis, please see the Mind UK page: Crisis Services.