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Mental health inventories

Depression inventory

Select the statements that best reflect your actual feelings over the last few months.

Please be honest with your answers. This inventory is anonymous; no information about you will be collected.

1. I no longer have any interest in the things that used to interest me.

2. I feel hopeless about the future.

3. I can't make decisions because I have a difficult time concentrating.

4. I feel sluggish or restless.

5. I am gaining or losing weight without trying to.

6. I get tired for no reason.

7. I am sleeping too much, or too little.

8. I feel unhappy.

9. I become irritable or anxious easily.

10. I think about dying or killing myself.

11. I have spontaneous urges to cry.


More about depression

Allina Health Mental Health


Source: Allina Health Mental Health
Reviewed by: Susan Tabor, BSN, MBA, RN, executive director, Allina Health Mental Health
First Published: 02/05/2001
Last Reviewed: 10/02/2009

Anxiety inventory

Select the statements that best reflect your actual feelings over the last few months.

Please be honest with your answers. This inventory is anonymous; no information about you will be collected.

1. I feel tense most of the time.

2. I have a lot of physical problems that can't be explained.

3. I worry most of the time.

4. I have compulsions such as constant hand washing, checking the door locks repeatedly, or other rituals that interfere with my daily activities.

5. I have nightmares and/or "flashbacks" that I can't get out of my head.

6. I have experienced sensations of shortness of breath, heart palpitations or shakiness while resting.

7. I avoid social situations because I am fearful.

8. There are some things I am really afraid of.

9. I am afraid to leave my house.

10. I think about dying or killing myself.

11. I have thoughts constantly in my mind which interfere with my ability to concentrate and function effectively.


More about anxiety

Allina Health Mental Health


Source: Allina Health Mental Health
Reviewed by: Paul Goering, MD, executive medical director, Allina Mental Health; Steve Schneider, manager of mental health services, New Ulm Medical Center; Susan Tabor, BSN, MBA, RN, executive director, Allina Health Mental Health
First Published: 02/05/2001
Last Reviewed: 10/30/2008

Alcohol and drug use inventory

Select the statements that best reflect what you have been experiencing over the last few months.

Please be honest with your answers. This inventory is anonymous; no information about you will be collected.

1. I have tried to stop drinking or using drugs and failed.

2. I have missed days at work or school or my performance has suffered because of my drinking or drug use.

3. I have had a loss of memory or "blackout" after I've been drinking.

4. I have had legal difficulty because of my drinking or drug use.

5. My drinking or drug use causes problems in my personal relationships.

6. I wish people would stop bothering me about my drinking or drug use.

7. I sometimes need a drink in the morning to get started or to stop shaking.

8. I feel like my life would be better if I stopped drinking or using drugs.

9. I drink or use drugs because I have problems or need to relax.

10. I think about dying or killing myself.


More about substance abuse

Allina Health Mental Health


Source: Allina Mental Health
Reviewed by: Bud Lile, psychiatrist, substance abuse services, Unity Hospital
First Published: 02/05/2001
Last Reviewed: 09/17/2012