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Childhood depression screening test – CES DC online free – Instant results

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The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC) is a 20 item self-report questionnaire for young people between the ages of 6 and 17. It asks young people to rate how many depressive symptoms they have experienced in the last week. This measure is useful for tracking depressive symptoms over time.

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Ref – Weissman, M. M., Orvaschel, H., & Padian, N. (1980). Children’s Symptom and Social Functioning Self-Report Scales Comparison of Mothers’ and Children’s Reports. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 168(12), 736-740.

Welcome to our free online CES-DC (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children) depression screening test. This tool is designed to help children and adolescents assess their depression symptoms over the past week.

How It Works

  • Quick and Easy: The CES-DC consists of 20 questions that evaluate various aspects of mood and behavior.
  • Instant Results: After completing the test, you will receive immediate results that provide insight into your mental health status.

Important Disclaimer

This free online CES-DC depression screening test is a self-reported tool intended to offer a preliminary understanding of your mental health. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you or someone you know is experiencing significant distress, depression, or other mental health issues, we strongly encourage seeking help from a qualified mental health professional. Your mental well-being is important, and support is available.

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1.I was bothered by things that usually don’t bother me. *
2.I did not feel like eating, I wasn’t very hungry. *
3.I wasn’t able to feel happy, even when my family or friends tried to help me feel better. *
4.I felt like I was just as good as other kids. *
5.I felt like I was too tired to do things. *
6.I felt down and unhappy. *
7.I felt like I couldn’t pay attention to what I was doing. *
8.I felt like something good was going to happen. *
9.I felt like things I did before didn’t work out right *
10.I felt scared. *
11.I didn’t sleep as well as I usually sleep. *
12.I was happy. *
13.I was more quiet than usual. *
14.I felt lonely, like I didn’t have any friends. *
15.I felt like kids I know were not friendly or that they didn’t want to be with me. *
16.I had a good time. *
17.I felt like crying. *
18.I felt sad. *
19.I felt people didn’t like me. *
20.It was hard to get started doing things. *