Anxiety and Depression Checklist (K10)
This simple checklist aims to measure whether you may have been affected by depression and anxiety during the past four weeks. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing depression and/or anxiety.
Your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. After taking the test, you can print the results for your records or give them to your GP or psychologist/counsellor.
Source: Kessler R. Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
K10 is widely used as a quick measure of psychological distress and to measure treatment outcomes
following treatment for common mental health conditions.
The K10 is in the public domain and is promoted on the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and
Depression website (www.crufad.org) as a self-report measure to identify need for treatment.
The results of this test are not intended as a substitute for professional medical or psychological
advice, diagnosis or treatment.
References: Andrews, G Slade, T. Interpreting scores on the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale
(K10). Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health: 2001; 25:6: 494-497. Clinical Research
Unit for Anxiety Disorders (CRUFAD) www.crufad.org.