What does my depression score mean?
Thank you for completing the depression screening tool. Here’s what your score indicates:
Your total score is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, or 3 to the response categories.
A total score of 0 to 9 indicates that you are experiencing minimal or no depression.
A total score of 10 to 18 indicates that you are experiencing mild depression.
A total score of 19 to 29 indicates that you are experiencing moderate depression.
A total score of 30 to 63 indicates that you are experiencing severe depression.
If you scored 19 or higher, that indicates the presence of significant depression symptoms and suggests the need for further evaluation and treatment.
If you want to feel less anxious and more happy, I can help you.
The Back Depression Inventory (which this tool is based on) is a questionnaire that is commonly used to assess the severity of depression in individuals. It consists of 21 items that ask the respondent to rate how they have been feeling over the past two weeks, using a four-point scale ranging from 0 to 3.
The items on the BDI cover a range of symptoms associated with depression such as sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and loss of interest in activities. By completing the questionnaire, individuals can get a sense of the severity of their depression and healthcare professionals can use the results of make a diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Overall, the BDI is a widely-used tool that helps people and healthcare professionals understand and quantify depression symptoms.
Beck, A. T., Steer, R. A., & Brown, G. K. (2009). Beck Depression Inventory (2nd ed.). The Psychology Corporation.