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Do You Suffer from Depression?


Depression can cause or contribute to erectile dysfunction, and it’s a serious health issue.  The following test is a standard questionnaire to determine if a patient is suffering from depression.

Patient Instructions

The Goldberg Depression Test (named after its inventor, Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg) is a quick self-assessment to determine if you might be suffering from depression.  After taking this test, if you feel you might be suffering from depression, you should see your doctor.  Your doctor can prescribe medications or refer you to a therapist to help you overcome your depression.

The test is made up of eighteen questions. After completing all the questions you will be presented with your result, and your rank on the Goldberg Depression Scale.

The 18 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved during the past week. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

I do everything slowly.

My future seems hopeless.

I find it hard to concentrate when I read.

All joy and pleasure seem to have disappeared from my life.

I find it hard to make decisions.

I have lost interest in things that used to mean a lot to me.

I feel sad, depressed and unhappy.

I feel restless and cannot relax.

I feel tired.

I find it hard to do even trivial things.

I feel guilty and deserve to be punished.

I feel like a failure.

I feel empty - more dead than alive.

My sleep is disturbed: too little, too much or disturbed sleep.

I wonder HOW I could commit suicide.

I feel confined and imprisoned.

I feel down even when something good happens to me.

I have lost or gained weight without being on a diet.

If, after taking this test, you believe you may be suffering from depression, it is very important to talk to your doctor. A doctor can prescribe medications that will help you feel better, or refer you to a qualified therapist to relieve your depression.

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