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Depression - Self Assessment


CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES DEPRESSION SCALE


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For each of the following 20 items, please select the choice that best describes how you have felt over the past week:
Rarely or none of the time (less than once a day)
Some or a
little of the time
(1-2 days)
Occasionally or a moderate amount of the time
(3-4 days)
Most or all of the time (5-7 days)
1. I was bothered by things that usually don’t bother me.
2. I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.
3. I felt I could not shake off the blues even with the help from my family and friends.
4. I felt I was not as good as other people.
5. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.
6. I felt depressed.
7. I felt that everything I did was an effort.
8. I felt hopeless about the future.
9. I thought my life had been a failure.
10. I felt fearful.
11. My sleep was restless.
12. I was unhappy.
14. I felt lonely.
15. People were unfriendly.
16. I did not enjoy life.
17. I had crying spells.
18. I felt sad.
19. I felt that people disliked me.
20. I could not “get going.”

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