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Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does your score mean?

The more symptoms of depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as one of the following:

  • You are unlikely to have depression.
  • You may have mild to moderate depression.
  • You may have moderate to severe depression.
  • You may have severe depression.

As with all screening tools, this tool gives you a place to start. Keep in mind that a higher score does not necessarily mean that you have depression. Also, a lower score does not always mean you are depression-free. This tool can help you examine your feelings and think about whether your symptoms might be symptoms of depression. But using this tool is not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, seek medical help.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2013
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