The Wakefield Questionnaire for Depression

12/13/98

The questionnaire contains groups of statements. Carefully read each group of statements; then circle the number in front of the statement that best describes how you are feeling.

Make sure you pick the statement that describes how you are feeling now, not how you were feeling in the past or how you hope to feel in the future. 

A. I feel miserable and sad
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely 
B. I find it easy to do the things I used to do
(0) Yes, definitely
(1) Yes, sometimes
(2) No, not much
(3) No, not at all
C. I get very frightened or panicky-feeling for no apparent reason at all.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely
 
D. I have weeping spells, or feel like it.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely
 
E. I still enjoy the things I used to.
(0) Yes, definitely
(1) Yes, sometimes
(2) No, not much
(3) No, not at all
 
F. I am restless and can't keep still.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely
 
G. I get off to sleep restfully without sleeping tablets.
(0) Yes, definitely
(1) Yes, sometimes
(2) No, not much
(3) No, not at all
 
H. I feel anxious when I go out of the house on my own.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely 
I. I have lost interest in things.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely 
J. I get tired for no reason.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely 
K. I am more irritable than usual.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely
 
L. I wake early and then sleep badly for the rest of the night.
(0) No, not at all
(1) No, not much
(2) Yes, sometimes
(3) Yes, definitely
 

 Scoring the Test:

Add up the circled numbers for all twelve questions.

If your score is 15 or higher, it is recommended that you show the test to your doctor and ask him or her to evaluate you for depression.

Talk to your doctor if you suspect you are depressed, even if you did not score highly on this test. Some people with normal scores on depression questionnaires are actually severely depressed and can benefit dramatically from a treatment program.

And please - if you develop thoughts of harming yourself or others - tell your doctor right away.


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