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The Wakefield Questionnaire

Although the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, developed by Dr. Max Hamilton in the 1950's, is considered to the gold standard for rating the severity of depression symptoms and tracking any changes in them, it does have one distinct disadvantage: a clinician must observe the patient and complete the questionnaire. This problem was remedied by a colleague of Hamilton's, Dr. R. P. Snaith, who, in 1971, developed The Wakefield Questionnaire, also known as the Wakefield Self Report Questionnaire.

The questionnaire consists of 12 simple questions and allows any person who may be depressed to answer and score it himself.

While the questionnaire cannot be used to diagnose depression, it does measure the severity of the symptoms commonly associated with depression and can be as a guide in determining whether one needs to seek professional help.

Taking the questionnaire again in a couple of weeks will allow for a comparison to be made so the person can also see if his symptoms are getting better or worse.

The Wakefield Questionnaire is provided here so you can fill it out in the privacy of your own home.

Instructions:

This questionnaire contains groups of statements. Read each group of statements carefully, them click the radio button next to the selection which best completes each statement as it applies to you. Make sure you choose the statement that describes how you are feeling now, not how you were feeling or how you hope to feel in the future. Click the "Score My Questionnaire" after you have answered all of the questions to receive your results.

Note: This test is an anonymous service provided to you solely for educational purposes. Absolutely no information about you is collected by this program.

I feel miserable and sad.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

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

Yes, definitely
Yes, sometimes
No, not much
No, not at all

I get very frightened or panicky feeling for apparently no reason at all.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I have weeping spells, or feel like it.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I still enjoy the things I used to.

Yes, definitely
Yes, sometimes
No, not much
No, not at all

I am restless and can't keep still.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I get off to sleep easily without sleeping tablets.

Yes, definitely
Yes, sometimes
No, not much
No, not at all

I feel anxious when I go out of the house on my own.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I have lost interest in things.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I get tired for no reason.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I am more irritable than usual.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

I wake early and then sleep badly for the rest of the night.

No, not at all
No, not much
Yes, sometimes
Yes, definitely

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