• Dr. Robert Schachter | NYC Depression Test | NYC Depression Treatment

    GOLDBERG DEPRESSION SCALE

    The items below refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by circling one of the numbers that follows it.

    Using the following scale:
    0 = Not at all 1 = Just a little 2 = Somewhat 3 = Moderately 4 = Quite a lot 5 = Very much

    SCORE

    1. I do things slowly. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    2. My future seems hopeless. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    3. It is hard for me to concentrate on reading. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    5. I have difficulty making decisions. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    6. I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    7. I feel sad, blue, and unhappy. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    8. I am agitated and keep moving around. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    9. I feel fatigued. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    10. It takes great effort for me to do simple things. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    11. I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves to be punished. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    12. I feel like a failure. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    13. I feel lifeless – – – more dead than alive. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    14. My sleep has been disturbed—too little, too much, or broken sleep. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    15. I spend time thinking about HOW I might kill myself. ~~~ 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    16. I feel trapped or caught. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    17. I feel depressed even when good things happen to me. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________
    18. Without trying to diet, I have lost, or gained, weight. 0 1 2 3 4 5 __________

    TOTAL ___________

    10 -17 – possibly some minor depression
    18 – 21 – maybe on the verge of depression
    22 – 35 – minor to moderate depression indicated
    36 – 53 – moderate to severe depression possible
    Over 54 – possibly suffering from severe depression

    Copyright © 1993 Ivan Goldberg

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