This quiz is based on the Burns Depression Checklist (BDC), which consists of 25 questions. You have to answer based on your mood in the past week. This is a very simple and very accurate test for depression. The test looks deceptively simple, but It has been formed as a result of many years of research. It is considered by many to be the easiest and most accurate test there is for testing depression. Psychologists use this to diagnose depression. Taking this test once per week helps the depressed people to keep track of their progress.
This has been modified for online and parent use. If you would like to access and complete the original checklist, it is here: Burn's Depression Checklist PDF
The Burns Depression Checklist includes a question regarding interest in sex. We removed it from this online quiz to make it less awkward for use when parents are discussing quiz results with adolescents.
This quiz is not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician or other healthcare worker.
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