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Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

For each statement below, please choose the answer that best describes how often you felt or behaved that way during the past 2 weeks:

Note: Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 4 with ‘A little of the time’ being 1 and ‘Most of the time’ being 4. However rate yourself in the reverse order for questions 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 20.

1. I feel down hearted and blue.

2. Morning is when I feel the best.

3. I have crying spells or feel like it.

4. I have trouble sleeping at night.

5. I eat as much as I used to.

6. I still enjoy sex.

7. I notice that I am losing weight.

8. I have trouble with constipation.

9. My heart beats faster than usual.

10. I get tired for no reason.

11. My mind is as clear as it used to be.

12. I find it easy to do the things I used to.

13. I am restless and can’t keep still.

14. I feel hopeful about the future.

15. I am more irritable than usual.

16. I find it easy to make decisions.

17. I feel that I am useful and needed.

18. My life is pretty full.

19. I feel that others would be better off if I were dead.

20. I still enjoy the things I used to do.

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