Brief Depression Scale – International J Psychiatry in Med 22: 183ff, 1992

1. Do you often get bored? (yes=1)
2. Do you often get restless and fidgety? (yes=1)
3. Do you feel in good spirits? (no=1)
4. Do you feel you have more problems with memory than most? (yes=1)
5. Can you concentrate easily when reading the papers? (no=1)
6. Do you prefer to avoid social gatherings? (yes=1)
7. Do you often feel downhearted and blue? (yes=1)
8. Do you feel happy most of the time? (no=1)
9. Do you often feel helpless? (yes=1)
10. Do you feel worthless and ashamed about yourself? (yes=1)
11. Do you often wish you were dead? (yes=1)

Scores of 3 or higher indicate significant risk for depressive disorder and further evaluation will be necessary.