Are There Free Depression Tests Online?

Are There Free Depression Tests Online?

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.

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.