If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression, doing a quick self-evaluation may be helpful.
Only a licensed clinician can make an official diagnosis. But depression tests like the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) offer a more objective measure of your condition. And they give you results you can share with your doctor.
Using the PHQ-9 is simple. Just go through and answer each multiple-choice question based on your own perception. You’ll then total up the numbers to get your score. The higher your score, the more likely it is that you’re suffering from depression (and the more severe your depression may be).
To get started, use the free quiz below. Or download the PHQ-9 here as a printable PDF.
Online Patient Health Questionnaire
This tool is not a substitute for a clinical evaluation and cannot give an official diagnosis. We offer this as a free resource to help give insight into your situation. If you are struggling with symptoms of depression or other mental health challenges, you should speak to a mental health professional.
Your information is confidential. We do not collect or store your answers. And we do not require you to submit any identifying information to see your results.
Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
The original PHQ-9 evaluation was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.