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Goldberg's Depression and Mania Self-Rating Scales
Goldberg Depression and Mania Scales - ©1993 - All Rights Reserved Dr. Ivan Goldberg

The site psycom.net which continues Dr Goldberg's legacy in mental health education is highly recommended,
specifically the section on
depression where an online version of his depression test is available


Depression Scale
This scale is designed principally to detect change in depressive symptoms. It can be used at weekly intervals. The maximum score is 90. Changes of 5 or more points are significant.
For each item circle the number on the right which indicates best how you felt and behaved
during the past week
.
printable version

0 = Not at all     1 = Just a little     2 = Somewhat
    3 = Moderately     4 = Quite a lot     5 = Very much

1. I do things slowly.

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2. My future seems hopeless.

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3. It is hard for me to concentrate on reading.

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4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life.

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5. I have difficulty making decisions.

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6. I have lost interest in aspects of life that used to be important to me.

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7. I feel sad, blue, and unhappy.

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8. I am agitated and keep moving around.

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9. I feel fatigued.

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10. It takes great effort for me to do simple things.

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11. I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves to be punished.

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12. I feel like a failure.

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13. I feel lifeless - more dead than alive.

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14. My sleep has been disturbed too little, too much, or broken sleep.

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15. I spend time thinking about HOW I might kill myself.

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16. I feel trapped or caught.

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17. I feel depressed even when good things happen to me.

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18. Without trying to diet, I have lost, or gained, weight.

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Total Score


Mania Scale
This scale is designed principally to detect change in manic symptoms. It can be used at weekly intervals. The maximum score is 90. Changes of 5 or more points are significant.
For each item circle the number on the right which indicates best how you felt and behaved
during the past week.
printable version

0 = Not at all     1 = Just a little     2 = Somewhat
    3 = Moderately     4 = Quite a lot     5 = Very much

1. My mind has never been sharper.

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2. I need less sleep than usual.

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3. I have so many plans and new ideas that it is hard for me to work.

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4. I feel a pressure to talk and talk.

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5. I have been particularly happy.

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6. I have been more active than usual.

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7. I talk so fast that people have a hard time keeping up with me.

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8. I have more new ideas than I can handle.

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9. I have been irritable.

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10. It's easy for me to think of jokes and funny stories.

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11. I have been feeling like "the life of the party."

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12. I have been full of energy.

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13. I have been thinking about sex.

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14. I have been feeling particularly playful.

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15. I have special plans for the world.

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16. I have been spending too much money.

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17. My attention keeps jumping from one idea to another.

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18. I find it hard to slow down and stay in one place.

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Total Score


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