Concerned about Depression or Anxiety? You can use the depression and anxiety questionnaires below to check for symptoms.

Depression and anxiety are very common mental health problems, with around 1 in 3 people experiencing them at some point in their lives.  When you visit your GP they will ask you questions about your symptoms in order to help find out if they match common experiences in depression or anxiety problems.  Often they might also use questionnaires to help gain more detail and gauge the level of symptoms you are Experiencing.

Two of the most common symptom checker questionnaires for Depression and Anxiety are the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) and the Generalised Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7).

Select a number between 1 and 3 for each question below and then add up the total  for each set of questions to check for symptoms of Depression of Anxiety.

  • 0 – Not at all
  • 1 – Several days
  • 2 – More than half the days
  • 3 – Nearly every day


Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

  • Little interest or pleasure in doing things
  • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling tired or having little energy
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
  • Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
  • Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
  • Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way


Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

  • Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge
  • Not being able to stop or control worrying
  • Worrying too much about different things
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Being so restless that it is hard to sit still
  • Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
  • Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen


Scoring the PHQ-9

  • 0 – 4 None/minimal Symptoms
  • 5 – 9 Mild depression
  • 10 – 14 Moderate Depressive Symptoms
  • 15 – 19 Moderately severe Depressive Symptoms
  • 20 – 27 Severe depression

Scoring the GAD-7

  • 0 – 4 None/minimal symptoms
  • 5 – 10 Mild anxiety
  • 11 – 15 Moderate anxiety
  • 15 – 21 Severe anxiety


If you are concerned about your scores on these questionnaires then it is a good idea to arrange an appointment with a health professional such as your GP, Therapist or Psychologist as soon as possible. You can also find out more about Depression and Anxiety problems on our website.

Often depression and anxiety symptoms are easier to treat the quicker you are able to identify them and begin treatment. If you have decided to explore a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy then we will be happy to arrange an initial appointment with you.  You can register for an initial appointment at one of our clinics by clicking the Book Appointment button.

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