Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI)

1.
[ ] I am sad once in awhile.
[ ] I am sad many times.
[ ] I am sad all the time.
2.
[ ] Nothing will ever work out for me.
[ ] I am not sure if things will work out for me.
[ ] Things will work out for me O.K.
3.
[ ] I do most things O.K.
[ ] I do many things wrong.
[ ] I do everything wrong.
4.
[ ] I have fun in many things.
[ ] I have fun in some things.
[ ] Nothing is fun at all.
5.
[ ] I am bad all the time.
[ ] I am bad many times.
[ ] I am bad once in a while.
6.
[ ] I think about bad things happening to me once in a while.
[ ] I worry that bad things will happen to me.
[ ] I am sure that terrible things will happen to me.
7.
[ ] I hate myself.
[ ] I do not like myself.
[ ] I like myself.
8.
[ ] All bad things are my fault.
[ ] Many bad things are my fault.
[ ] Bad things are usually not my fault.
9.     
10.
[ ] I feel like crying every day.
[ ] I feel like crying many days.
[ ] I feel like crying once in a while.
11.
[ ] Things bother me all the time.
[ ] Things bother me many times.
[ ] Things bother me once in a while.
12.
[ ] I like being with people.
[ ] I do not like being with people many times.
[ ] I do not want to be with people at all.
13.
[ ] I cannot make up my mind about things.
[ ] It is hard to make up my mind about things.
[ ] I make up my mind about things easily.
14.
[ ] I look O.K.
[ ] There are some bad things about my looks.
[ ] I look ugly.
15.
[ ] I have to push myself all the time to do my schoolwork.
[ ] I have to push myself many times to do my schoolwork.
[ ] Doing schoolwork is not a big problem.
16.
[ ] I have trouble sleeping every night.
[ ] I have trouble sleeping many nights.
[ ] I sleep pretty well.
17.
[ ] I am tired once in a while.
[ ] I am tired many days.
[ ] I am tired all the time.
18.
[ ] Most days I do not feel like eating.
[ ] Many days I do not feel like eating.
[ ] I eat pretty well.
19.
[ ] I do not worry about aches and pains.
[ ] I worry about aches and pains many times.
[ ] I worry about aches and pains all the time.
20.
[ ] I do not feel alone.
[ ] I feel alone many times.
[ ] I feel alone all the time.
21.
[ ] I never have fun at school.
[ ] I have fun at school only once in a while.
[ ] I have fun at school many times
22.
[ ] I have plenty of friends.
[ ] I have some friends but I wish I had more.
[ ] I do not have any friends.
23.
[ ] My schoolwork is alright.
[ ] My schoolwork is not as good as before.
[ ] I do very badly in subjects I used to be good in.
24.
[ ] I can never be as good as other kids.
[ ] I can be as good as other kids if I want to.
[ ] I am just as good as other kids.
25.
[ ] Nobody really loves me.
[ ] I am not sure if anybody loves me.
[ ] I am sure that somebody loves me.
26.
[ ] I usually do what I am told.
[ ] I do not do what I am told most times.
[ ] I never do what I am told.
27.
[ ] I get along with people.
[ ] I get into fights many times.
[ ] I get into fights all the time.
 
 

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