This depression quiz is actually the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The CES-D scale is a questionnaire designed to help identify major or clinical depression. It was first developed in 1977 and revised in 2004. The CES-D scale is one of the more widely used screening tests for determining depression.
The CES-D scale is really a short scale made to determine depressive symptoms within the general populace. The questions on the scale are symptoms related to depression that have been made use of in earlier longer scales.
The CES-D scale was evaluated in home interview surveys as well as in primary care settings. The CES-D scale is well recognized and continues to be among the most widely used tools for epidemiologic studies of depression.
It’s important to visit your physician for an accurate diagnosis.