Depression Test Dubai - Am I Depressed?

Overcome your depression with support from our expert psychologists in Dubai.

You probably found this page because you believe that you - or someone you know - might be depressed.  Take this simple 2-minute test to find out if you have any symptoms of depression.

This test is known as the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). It is widely used to screen, diagnose, monitor, and measure depression. This brief tool identifies the frequency and severity of depression symptoms.

Please remember that taking this test on your own is not the same as getting a clinical diagnosis. To do that, you must reach out to a psychologist. Our team is here to help.

Please remember that taking this test on your own is not the same as getting a clinical diagnosis. To do that, you must reach out to a psychologist. Our team is here to help.

About the PHQ-9

The diagnostic validity of the PHQ-9 has been demonstrated in multiple studies. It has been shown to differentiate between mild, moderate, moderately severe, and severe depression.

Symptoms of Depression

People who are depressed experience a number of symptoms. A mental health practitioner - such as a psychologist, therapist, or counsellor - will first check to see if you are experiencing one of the two main symptoms of depression: 1) feeling down most of the time; and 2) having little interest or pleasure in doing things. You must be experiencing either or both of these symptoms on most days to qualify for a diagnosis of depression.

Next, your mental health provider will see if you are experiencing other symptoms of depression. These include sleep disturbances, fatigue, appetite changes, feeling bad about yourself, poor concentration, lethargy or agitation, and sometimes, suicidal ideation.

Experiencing these symptoms - however difficult they may be - does not mean that you are depressed. Your mental health practitioner will need to rule out other causes of these symptoms, such as a recent death of a loved one, physical illness, or substance abuse. They will also need to assess the impact of these symptoms on your life.

Am I depressed?

Let’s say that you are feeling down most of the time and experiencing a number of other symptoms without bereavement, physical illness, or substance use. Let’s also assume that these symptoms are negatively impacting your social life and home management. In this case, you qualify for a diagnosis. The next step for your mental health practitioner is to identify the specific diagnosis and severity of your depression. This is important because it will guide the type of treatment that you receive.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you overcome your depression. Contact us however you feel most comfortable, whether it’s through email, WhatsApp, webform, phone-call (+971 56 895 2347), Instagram message, Facebook chat… whatever works best for you! Our goal is to make you comfortable.