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Bipolar Self-diagnosis (test #1) – Depression

These tests ARE NOT designed to diagnose any psychiatric disorder, nor are they intended to replace evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist. They are only intended to measure the severity of depressive and/or manic symptoms, and thus to help the reader decide whether to seek a psychiatric evaluation.
This section and the next involve the Goldberg Mood Scales, by Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. They are reprinted with his permission.

The Goldberg Depression Scale, below, is a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the severity of depressive thinking and behavior.

Frequently, it is more obvious to those around us that we are depressed than it is to ourselves. Distorted judgment is part of having a mood disorder, so it is not uncommon for our family and friends to recognize signs before we do.

This section and the next involve the Goldberg Mood Scales, by Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. They are reprinted with his permission.

The scales ARE NOT designed to diagnose any psychiatric disorder, nor are they intended to replace evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist. They are only intended to measure the severity of depressive and/or manic symptoms, and thus to help the reader decide whether to seek a psychiatric evaluation.

The Goldberg Depression Scale, below, is a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the severity of depressive thinking and behavior.

Goldberg Depression Scale

Frequently, it is more obvious to those around us that we are depressed than it is to ourselves.  Distorted judgment is part of having a mood disorder, so it is not uncommon for our family and friends to recognize signs before we do.

This section and the next involve the Goldberg Mood Scales, by Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.  They are reprinted with his permission.

The scales ARE NOT designed to diagnose any psychiatric disorder, nor are they intended to replace valuation by a qualified psychiatrist.  They are only intended to measure the severity of depressive and/or manic symptoms, and thus to help the  reader decide whether to seek a psychiatric evaluation.

The Goldberg Depression Scale, below, is a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the severity of depressive thinking and behavior.

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

1. I do things slowly.

1 2 3 4 5

2. My future seems hopeless.

1 2 3 4 5

3. It is hard for me to concentrate on reading.

1 2 3 4 5

4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.

1 2 3 4 5

5. I have difficulty making decisions.

1 2 3 4 5

6. I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me.

1 2 3 4 5

7. I feel sad, blue, and unhappy.

1 2 3 4 5

8. I am agitated and keep moving around.

1 2 3 4 5

9. I feel fatigued.

1 2 3 4 5

10. It takes great effort for me to do simple things.

1 2 3 4 5

11. I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves to be punished.

1 2 3 4 5

12. I feel like a failure.

1 2 3 4 5

13. I feel lifeless – more dead than alive.

1 2 3 4 5

14. My sleep has been disturbed – too little, too much, or broken sleep.

1 2 3 4 5

15. I spend time thinking about HOW I might kill myself.

1 2 3 4 5

16. I feel trapped or caught.

1 2 3 4 5

17. I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.

1 2 3 4 5

18. Without trying to diet, I have lost, or gained, weight.

1 2 3 4 5

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