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Are there free depression tests online?

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There are several depression screening tests online, including on WebMD's website. These tests are a starting point for those curious if they have depression, but are not meant to be a diagnosis or substitute for a doctor's advice, warns WebMD.

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A self-assessment test asks common questions to see how depressive symptoms are impacting a person's life. After completing the questionnaire, WebMD sends the patient a report outlining his symptoms. It also sends a list of treatment options and tips for managing depression, according to WebMD.

A depression assessment test is also available on PsychCentral. This test is used for tracking changes in symptoms over time and is a tool for both the patient and his doctor, according to PsychCentral.

As of 2015, people with suicidal thoughts can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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