Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale measures symptoms of depression in adults (18 years of age and older) using the diagnostic elements of the DSM-IV definition of major depressive disorder. It has been validated for use across both young and old populations, however, for older subjects, the completion rate of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) is lower than that of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), so for older subjects, the GDS may be preferred. The SDS consists of 20 items. Rate each item as it applies to you at the present time. Lower scores indicate less depression.
Zung, William W.; (1965). A self-rating depression scale.. Archives of General Psychiatry, 12(1), 63-70.
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A little of the time Some of the time Good part of the time Most of the time
1. I feel down-hearted and blue
2. Morning is when I feel the best
3. I have crying spells or feel like it
4. I have trouble sleeping at night
5. I eat as much as I used to
6. I still enjoy sex
7. I notice that I am losing weight
8. I have trouble with constipation
9. My heart beats faster than usual
10. I get tired for no reason
11. My mind is as clear as it used to be
12. I find it easy to do the things I used to
13. I am restless and can't keep still
14. I feel hopeful about the future
15. I am more irritable than usual
16. I find it easy to make decisions
17. I feel that I am useful and needed
18. My life is pretty full
19. I feel that others would be better off if I were dead
20. I still enjoy the things I used to do


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