Test for Depression in Children

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Does your child seem unhappy? Is their sleep disrupted? Have they lost their appetite?

Encourage your child to take this quiz to see if they have depression.

It's free, quick, confidential, and scientifically validated for children under 13.

Below are some of the ways you might have felt or acted. Please select how much you have felt this way during the past week.
1. I was bothered by things that usually don't bother me.
2. I did not feel like eating, I wasn't very hungry.
3. I wasn't able to feel happy, even when my family or friends tried to help me feel better.
4. I felt like I was just as good as other kids.
5. I felt like I couldn't pay attention to what I was doing.
6. I felt down and unhappy.
7. I felt like I was too tired to do things.
8. I felt like something good was going to happen.
9. I felt like things I did before didn't work out right.
10. I felt scared.
11. I didn't sleep as well as I usually sleep.
12. I was happy.
13. I was more quiet than usual.
14. I felt lonely, like I didn't have any friends.
15. I felt like the kids I know were not friendly or that they didn't want to be with me.
16. I had a good time.
17. I felt like crying.
18. I felt sad.
19. I felt people didn't like me.
20. It was hard to get started doing things.
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References: Weissman MM, Orvaschel H, Padian N. 1980. Children’s symptom and social functioning self report scales: Comparison of mothers’ and children’s reports. Journal of Nervous Mental Disorders 168(12):736–740.

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