Typical questions on anxiety and depression tests ask patients to rate their level of nervousness, restlessness, sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness. Standard psychological questionnaires, such as the K10 test for psychological distress, diagnose anxiety and depression in people who achieve high scores, states Counselling Resource.
The K10 test for psychological distress consists of 10 multiple-choice questions that can be used to determine their level of psychological distress due to anxiety or depression. The test asks takers to review their feelings over the past month and rate them on a scale. Some questions ask individuals to rate how often they felt tired, fidgety, depressed and discouraged. Test takers must choose answers that range from none of the time to all of the time, according to Counselling Resource.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America also provides questions for people who suspect they are suffering from generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Some of the questions on the test ask individuals to answer Yes or No to questions asking whether they felt troubled by excessive worry, irritability, irregular eating and sleeping habits, and muscle tension. The test also asks individuals whether they feel guilty, disinterested in life or sad most of the time. Additionally, the test includes questions that seek to establish whether alcohol and drugs have caused problems in an individual's work and relationships.