Childhood Depression Screening

The following depression test is for educational purposes only.  Your answers to the following questions will be compared to those given by subjects with and without depression concerns.

Directions: Below is a list of the ways your child may have felt or acted. Please check how much he may have felt this way during the past week.  If old enough you may have your child take this screening with your guidance, otherwise use his perspective when answering the following:

Chldhood Depression Screening


1. I was bothered by things that usually don’t bother me.

2. I did not feel like eating, wasn’t very hungry

3. I wasn’t able to feel happy, even when 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. Felt down and unhappy.

7. Felt like I was too tired to do things.

8. Felt like something good was going to happen.

9. Felt like things I did before didn’t work out right.

10. Felt scared.

11. Didn’t sleep as well as usual.

12. Was happy.

13. Was more quiet than usual.

14. Felt lonely, like I didn’t have any friends.

15. I felt like kids I know were not friendly or that they didn’t want to be with me.

16. Had a good time.

17. Felt like crying.

18. Felt sad.

19. Felt people didn’t like me.

20. Found it hard to get started doing things.

Please complete and receive your results by email:

The above depression test is a screening to be used for educational purposes only.  It is not intended to replace advise given by a qualified medical professional. Depression can be dangerous an should be managed by a qualified medical professional.

The Childhood depression Screening is adapted from the CES-DC. All rights reserved.