Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS or QIDS)

During the Past 7 Days. . .
1-     Falling Asleep
0.    I never take longer than 30 min to fall asleep.
1.    I take at least 30 min to fall asleep‚ less than half the time.
2.    These feeling states spontaneously reported verbally
3.    I take at least 30 min to fall asleep‚ more than half the time.
4.    I take more than 60 min to fall asleep‚ more than half the time.
2-    Sleep During the Night
0.    I do not wake up at night.
1.    I have a restless‚ light sleep with a few brief awakenings each night.
2.    I wake up at least once a night‚ but I go back to sleep easily.
3.    I awaken more than once a night and stay awake for 20 min or more‚ more than half the time.
3-    Waking Up Too Early
0.    Most of the time‚ I awaken no more than 30 min before I need to get up.
1.    More than half the time‚ I awaken more than 30 min before I need to get up.
2.    I almost always awaken at least 1 hour or so before I need to‚ but I go back to sleep eventually.
3.    I awaken at least 1 hour before I need to‚ and can’t go back to sleep.
4-    Sleeping Too Much
0.    I sleep no longer than 7–8 hours/night‚ without napping during the day.
1.    I sleep no longer than 10 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
2.    I sleep no longer than 12 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
3.    I sleep longer than 12 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
5-    Feeling Sad
0.    I do not feel sad.
1.    I feel sad less than half the time.
2.    I feel sad more than half the time.
3.    I feel sad nearly all of the time.
Please Complete Either 6 or 7 (Not Both)
6-    Decreased Appetite
0 – There is no change in my usual appetite.
1 – I eat somewhat less often or lesser amounts of food than usual.
2 – I eat much less than usual and only with personal effort.
3 – I rarely eat within a 24-hour period‚ and only with extreme personal effort or when others persuade me to eat.
-Or-
7-    Increased Appetite
0 – There is no change from my usual appetite.
1 – I feel a need to eat more frequently than usual.
2 – I regularly eat more often and/or greater amounts of food than usual.
3 – I feel driven to overeat both at mealtime and between meals.
Please Complete Either 8 or 9 (Not Both)
8-    Decreased Weight (Within the Last 2Weeks)
0 – I have not had a change in my weight.
1 – I feel as if I’ve had a slight weight loss.
2 – I have lost 2 pounds or more.
3 – I have lost 5 pounds or more.
-Or-
9-    Increased Weight (Within the Last 2Weeks)
0 – I have not had a change in my weight.
1 – I feel as if I’ve had a slight weight gain.
2 – I have gained 2 pounds or more.
3 – I have gained 5 pounds or more.
10-Concentration/Decision Making
0 – There is no change in my usual capacity to concentrate or make decisions.
1 – I occasionally feel indecisive or find that my attention wanders.
2 – Most of the time‚ I struggle to focus my attention or to make decisions.
3 – I cannot concentrate well enough to read or cannot make even minor decisions.
11-View of Myself
0 – I see myself as equally worthwhile and deserving as other people.
1 – I am more self-blaming than usual.
2 – I largely believe that I cause problems for others.
3 – I think almost constantly about major and minor defects in myself.
12-Thoughts of Death or Suicide
0 – I do not think of suicide or death.
1 – I feel that life is empty or wonder if it’s worth living.
2 – I think of suicide or death several times a week for several minutes.
3 – I think of suicide or death several times a day in some detail‚ or I have made specific plans for suicide or have actually tried to take my life.
13-General Interest
0 – There is no change from usual in how interested I am in other people or activities.
1 – I notice that I am less interested in people or activities.
2 – I find I have interest in only one or two of my formerly pursued activities.
3 – I have virtually no interest in formerly pursued activities.
14- Energy Level
0 – There is no change in my usual level of energy.
1 – I get tired more easily than usual.
2 – I have to make a big effort to start or finish my usual daily activities (for example‚ shopping‚ homework‚ cooking or going to work).
3 – I really cannot carry out most of my usual daily activities because I just don’t have the energy.
15-Feeling Slowed Down
0 – I think‚ speak‚ and move at my usual rate of speed.
1 – I find that my thinking is slowed down or my voice sounds dull or flat.
2 – It takes me several seconds to respond to most questions and I’m sure my thinking is slowed.
3 – I am often unable to respond to questions without extreme effort.
16-Feeling Restless
0 – I do not feel restless.
1 – I’m often fidgety‚ wring my hands‚ or need to shift how I am sitting.
2 – I have impulses to move about and am quite restless.
3 – At times‚ I am unable to stay seated and need to pace around.
 
Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (SELF-REPORT) (IDS –SR30)
 
1- Falling Asleep:
0.    I never took more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.
1.    I took at least 30 minutes to fall asleep‚ less than half the time (3 days or less out of the past 7 days).
2.    I took at least 30 minutes to fall asleep‚ more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3.    I took more than 60 minutes to fall asleep‚ more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
2- Sleep During the Night:
0.    I did not wake up at night.
1.    I had a restless‚ light sleep‚ waking up briefly a few times each night.
2.    I woke up at least once a night‚ but I went back to sleep easily.
3.    I woke up more than once a night and stayed awake for 20 minutes or more‚ more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3- Waking Up Too Early:
0.    Most of the time‚ I woke up no more than 30 minutes before I needed to get up.
1.    More than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days)‚ I woke up more than 30 minutes before I needed to get up.
2.    I almost always woke up at least one hour or so before I needed to get up‚ but I went back to sleep eventually.
3.    I woke up at least one hour before I needed to get up‚ and could not go back to sleep.
4- Sleeping Too Much:
0.    I slept no more than 7-8 hours/night‚ without napping during the day.
1.    I slept no more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
2.    I slept no more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
3.    I slept more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period including naps.
5- Feeling Sad:
0.    I did not feel sad.
1.    I felt sad less than half the time (3 days or less out of the past 7 days).
2.    I felt sad more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3.    I felt sad nearly all the time.
6- Feeling Irritable:
0.    I did not feel irritable.
1.    I felt irritable less than half the time (3 days or less out of the past 7 days).
2.    I felt irritable more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3.    I felt extremely irritable nearly all the time.
7- Feeling Anxious or Tense:
0.    I did not feel anxious or tense.
1.    I felt anxious (tense) less than half the time (3 days or less out of the past 7 days).
2.    I felt anxious (tense) more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3.    I felt extremely anxious (tense) nearly all the time.
8- Response of Your Mood to Good or Desired Events:
0.    My mood brightened to a normal level which lasted for several hours when good circumstances occurred.
1.    My mood brightened but I did not feel like my normal self when good circumstances occurred.
2.    My mood brightened only somewhat to a rather limited range of desired circumstances.
3.    My mood did not brighten at all‚ even when very good or desired circumstances occurred in my life.
9- Mood in Relation to the Time of Day:
0.    There was no regular relationship between my mood and the time of day.
1.    My mood was often related to the time of day because of environmental circumstances (e.g.‚ being alone‚ working).
2.    In general‚ my mood was more related to the time of day than to environmental circumstances.
3.    My mood was clearly and predictably better or worse at a particular time each day.
9A- Was your mood typically worse in the morning‚ afternoon or evening? (circle one‚ if applicable)
9B- Was your mood variation attributed to the environment? (yes or no) (circle one)
10. The Quality of Your Mood:
0.    The mood (internal feelings) that I experienced was very much a normal mood.
1.    My mood was sad‚ but this sadness was pretty much like the sad mood I would feel if someone close to me had died or left.
2.    My mood was sad‚ but this sadness was a little bit different from the sadness I would feel if someone close to me had died or left.
3.    My mood was sad‚ but this sadness was very different from the type of sadness associated with grief or loss.
Please complete either 11 or 12 (not both)
11- Decreased Appetite:
0.    There was no change in my usual appetite.
1.    I ate somewhat less often or lesser amounts of food than usual.
2.    I ate much less than usual and only with personal effort.
3.    I rarely ate within a 24-hour period‚ and only with extreme personal effort or when others persuaded me to eat.
12- Increased Appetite:
0.    There was no change from my usual appetite.
1.    I felt a need to eat more frequently than usual.
2.    I regularly ate more often and/or larger amounts of food than usual.
3.    I felt driven to overeat both at mealtime and between meals.
Please complete either 13 or 14 (not both)
13- Decreased Weight (within the last 14 days):
0.    I did not have a change in my weight.
1.    I feel as if I’ve had a slight weight loss.
2.    I lost 1 kilogram or more.
3.    I lost 2 kilograms or more.
14- Increased Weight (within the last 14 days):
0.    I did not have a change in my weight.
1.    I feel as if I’ve had a slight weight gain.
2.    I gained 1 kilogram or more.
3.    I gained 2 kilograms or more.
15- Concentration/Decision-making:
0.    There was no change in my usual capacity to concentrate or make decisions.
1.    I occasionally felt indecisive or found that my attention wandered.
2.    Most of the time‚ I struggled to focus my attention or to make decisions.
3.    I could not concentrate well enough to read or could not make even minor decisions.
16- View of Myself:
0.    I saw myself as equally worthwhile and deserving as other people.
1.    I was more self-blaming than usual.
2.    I largely believed that I caused problems for others.
3.    I thought almost constantly about major and minor defects in myself.
17- View of My Future:
0.    I had an optimistic view of my future.
1.    I was occasionally pessimistic about my future‚ but for the most part I believed things would get better.
2.    I was pretty certain that my immediate future (1-2 months) did not hold much promise of good things for me.
3.    I saw no hope of anything good happening to me at any time in the future.
18- Thoughts of Death or Suicide:
0.    I did not think of suicide or death.
1.    I felt that life was empty or wondered if it was worth living.
2.    I thought of suicide or death several times a week for several minutes.
3.    I thought of suicide or death several times a day in some detail‚ or I made specific plans for suicide or actually tried to take my life.
19- General Interest:
0.    There was no change from usual in how interested I was in other people or activities.
1.    I noticed that I was less interested in people or activities.
2.    I found I had interest in only one or two of my formerly pursued activities.
3.    I had virtually no interest in formerly pursued activities.
20- Energy Level:
0.    There was no change in my usual level of energy.
1.    I got tired more easily than usual.
2.    I had to make a big effort to start or finish my usual daily activities (for example‚ shopping‚ homework‚ cooking or going to work).
3.    I really could not carry out most of my usual daily activities because I just did not have the energy.
21- Capacity for Pleasure or Enjoyment (excluding sex):
0.    I enjoyed pleasurable activities just as much as usual.
1.    I did not feel my usual sense of enjoyment from pleasurable activities.
2.    I rarely got a feeling of pleasure from any activity.
3.    I was unable to get any pleasure or enjoyment from anything.
22- Interest in Sex (Please Rate Interest‚ not Activity):
0.    I was just as interested in sex as usual.
1.    My interest in sex was somewhat less than usual or I did not get the same pleasure from sex as I used to.
2.    I had little desire for or rarely derived pleasure from sex.
3.    I had absolutely no interest in or derived no pleasure from sex.
23- Feeling more sluggish than usual:
0.    I thought‚ spoke‚ and moved at my usual rate of speed.
1.    I found that my thinking was more sluggish than usual or my voice sounded dull or flat.
2.    It took me several seconds to respond to most questions and I am sure my thinking was more sluggish than usual.
3.    I was often unable to respond to questions without extreme effort.
24- Feeling restless:
0.    I did not feel restless.
1.    I was often fidgety‚ wrung my hands‚ or needed to shift around when I was sitting.
2.    I had impulses to move about and was quite restless.
3.    At times‚ I was unable to stay seated and needed to pace around.
25- Aches and pains:
0.    I did not have any feeling of heaviness in my arms or legs and did not have any aches or pains.
1.    Sometimes I had headaches or pains in my stomach‚ back or joints but these pains were only present some of the time and they did not stop me from doing what I needed to do.
2.    I had these sorts of pains most of the time.
3.    These pains were so bad they forced me to stop what I was doing.
26- Other physical symptoms:
0.    I did not have any of these symptoms: heart pounding fast‚ blurred vision‚ sweating‚ hot and cold flashes‚ chest pain‚ palpitations‚ ringing in my ears‚ or shaking.
1.    I had some of these symptoms but they were mild and were present only sometimes.
2.    I had several of these symptoms and they bothered me quite a bit.
3.    I had several of these symptoms and when they occurred I had to stop doing whatever I was doing.
27- Panic/Phobic symptoms:
0.    I had no panic spells or specific fears (phobia) (such as of animals or heights).
1.    I had mild panic episodes or fears that did not usually change my behaviour or stop me from functioning.
2.    I had significant panic episodes or fears that forced me to change my behaviour but did not stop me from functioning.
3.    At least once a week‚ I had panic episodes or severe fears that stopped me from carrying on with my daily activities.
28- Constipation/diarrhoea:
0.    There was no change in my usual bowel habits.
1.    I had intermittent constipation or diarrhea which was mild.
2.    I had diarrhoea or constipation most of the time but it did not interfere with my day-to-day functioning.
3.    I had constipation or diarrhoea for which I took medicine or which interfered with my day-to-day activities.
29- Interpersonal Sensitivity:
0.    I did not easily feel rejected‚ slighted‚ criticized or hurt by others at all.
1.    I occasionally felt rejected‚ slighted‚ criticised or hurt by others.
2.    I often felt rejected‚ slighted‚ criticised or hurt by others‚ but these feelings had only slight effects on my relationships or work.
3.    I often felt rejected‚ slighted‚ criticised or hurt by others and these feelings impaired my relationships and work.
30- Physical Sensation of Exhaustion/Physical Energy:
0.    I did not experience the sensation of feeling physically exhausted and without physical energy.
1.    I occasionally experienced periods of feeling physically exhausted and without physical energy‚ but without a negative effect on work‚ school‚ or activity level.
2.    I felt physically exhausted (without physical energy) more than half the time (4 days or more out of the past 7 days).
3.    I felt physically exhausted (without physical energy) most of the time‚ several hours per day‚ several days per week.
 
 

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