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Depression Screening Assessment

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale was developed by Dr. William W. K. Zung in 1965, and it is a widely used depression screening tool that is recognized by health professionals worldwide. The scale is designed to give you a better idea of the severity of your depression symptoms.

SCREENING ASSESSMENT DISCLAIMER: This is a self-assessment tool; a self-report instrument intended for consciousness-raising and personal insights only. This is not a test in the technical sense and it is by no means a tool for diagnosing any type of health or mental health condition, nor a substitute for professional clinical help. Instead, please use this self-assessment tool to help you determine if you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional for diagnosis or support. This tool is best used in conjunction with the active participation of a mental health professional, e.g., Psychologist. If you suspect that you do need help, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible, regardless of your score on this test. Users should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions they have regarding their health.

In addition, this screening tool is not appropriate for, and should not be completed by persons under 18 years of age.

Integrated Health Specialists does not provide emergency crisis counselling. If you or someone else you know requires crisis counselling, please call Lifeline immediately on 13 11 14. Lifeline have a 24 hour telephone crisis support service.

Please check this box to agree to the following statement before commencing your screening assessment:

(Source: William WK Zung.(1965) A Self-Rating Depression Scale. 12: Arch Gen Psychiatry 63-70.).Accurate diagnosis and treatment of depression should only be performed by a qualified mental health professional. This depression screening tool is intended for informational purposes only and may give you a better idea of the severity of your depression symptoms.  It is not designed to provide a diagnosis or treatment.