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Answer 17 simple questions to assess how susceptible you may be towards depression. At the end, your answers will be converted into points between 0 and 84, with a higher score indicating a higher tendency towards depression.
A higher score is also an indication of how much you will stand to gain from reading the book, "Depression. Free yourself." by Ran Davies.
This is a genuine test. Your susceptibility towards depression will be calculated if you answer the questions truthfully. We recommend that anybody scoring more than about 25 will benefit from the book.
NB. The test score is not an indication of "how depressed" a person is right now. It is an indication of susceptibility towards depression at some point in the future based on the ideas in the book.
Disclaimer. This website and book does not provide medical advice of any kind and nothing is intended to serve as a substitute for medical advice or diagnoses given by your doctor.
Question 1 of 17
Who should be responsible for making sure that senior school kids get good grades?The kids themselves
Question 2 of 17
I just noticed that somebody stole my purse while I was out shopping. Whose fault is this?The store manager
Mine. I should have been more careful
Question 3 of 17
I go to visit my dead loved-one's grave everyweek
Question 4 of 17
Last weekend in the pub I tripped on the step and fell over, injuring my knee. I should make a compensation claim againstthe pub landlord
the brewery that owns the pub
the council, who granted the pub's licence
nobody. I should have looked where I was going
Question 5 of 17
I'm still angry with my partner who disrespected me. I want toforget about it
gouge out their eyes and kill them
gouge out their eyes, kill them and then burn the body!
Question 6 of 17
When my kids don't do as they're told, I need tokeep telling them increasingly loudly until they do what they're supposed to
leave them to their own devices
get cross with them
apply discipline which is firm but fair
Question 7 of 17
When is the last time that you threw or smashed some object in anger?this week
Never. I dont get angry with objects.
Question 8 of 17
The last time my partner and I weren't speaking to each other it lasted for:about five minutes
about an hour or two
a few days or more
this kind of thing doesn't happen in our relationship
Question 9 of 17
While driving I find myself shouting at stupid drivers:occasionally
maybe once or twice a week
daily. The roads are full of idiots!
Question 10 of 17
On average, how many times do you need to ask before your kid(s) will do something?They do as they're told straight away
I don't have kids
Usually two or three times
I have to nag them to get them to react
Question 11 of 17
In the last five years when you've been sitting alone, how many times have you been thinking that you hate yourself?A few times I suppose
Several times each day
Question 12 of 17
How important is it that you commemorate the anniversary of the death of your loved-one?I think about them if I remember the date but it isn't in my diary
We have a family occasion to mark the date
I always light a candle or raise a glass on that date
Irrelevant. I don't do it.
Question 13 of 17
When was the last time that you saw a ghost?I have seen a ghost but it was quite a long time ago
Of course I haven't; it's a load of superstitious nonsense
I've never seen one but I believe that they're all around us
I see one or more ghosts quite often
Question 14 of 17
Puctuality. When a few of us are going outI don't go out in a group
I'm one of the first to be ready
I usually manage to get ready with minutes to spare
I'm normally last and the one who everybody else ends up waiting for
Question 15 of 17
When my partner does something to upset me I normally end up tellingseveral people
a couple of close friends
one special person
I don't get upset in that way
Question 16 of 17
How stressed are you?My doctor has signed me off work due to stress-related ailments
I'm often stressed to the point where I have headaches and insomnia but I battle on
I don't get stressed often, just now and then
I don't do stress at all
Question 17 of 17
Dogs in your homeThe more the better; I have several
I have one precious friend who means everything to me
My family has always had a dog at home
Dogs are too high-maintenance and tie you down too much
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