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Depression Test

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Feeling sad or miserable most of the time?

When you’re going through a tough time it’s normal to feel down for a while, emotions like sadness and grief help make us human. But if you’re feeling sad or miserable most of the time over a long period of time, you might have depression.

Take this self-test to help figure out whether you’re showing any of the warning signs of depression. This won’t give you a diagnosis but it will help you decide the next step.


Anxiety Test

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Been feeling nervous, anxious or on edge?

Take this self-test to see if anxiety’s involved. This isn’t a diagnosis but it’ll help you figure out what might be the next steps to take next.

It helps to try to think about the last two weeks, rather than just when you felt very anxious or stressed. Also remember that this test is just one part of an assessment of whether anxiety might be a problem for you. There’s more to it, like getting feedback from people who know you well, and looking at how long anxiety’s been a problem for you and how it impacts on your life.


Is this depression or anxiety?

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Everybody goes through times of fear, worry and sadness . But when those negative emotions are so intense that it feels you’re no longer in control of them, we could call it distress.

Distress can include a huge range of negative feelings. Everyone’s experience is unique and personal to them.

If the main problem is feeling down and miserable, or that there is no interest or pleasure in things, we call it depression . If the main problem is having times of panic, or always being on edge and worrying, we call it anxiety. It’s quite common to experience a bit of both.

Whether you call it distress, depression, or anxiety, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you understand what’s happening, and know what you can do to feel better.

How common is it?*

If you’re experiencing distress you’re certainly not alone.

At some point in their life many people will go through it too: 

  • 1 in 7 will experience depression before they are 24 years old
  • 1 in 8 men will experience depression 
  • 1 in 5 women will experience depression
  • 1 in 4 New Zealanders will experience anxiety 
  • 1 in 5 people with depression or anxiety will experience both at the same time