The K10 Test of psychological distress

This 10-question self-test may help you become aware of some signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. It was developed at Sydney's Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression as a very simple test for psychological distress.

To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you.

Take the quiz

This test will only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions.

The 10 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved over the last 4 weeks. Choose the appropriate button.


Enter your name in the box on the next line unless you prefer to be anonymous.

The questions

1. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


2. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel nervous?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


3. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


4. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel hopeless?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


5. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


6. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


7. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel depressed?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


8. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


9. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time


10. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel worthless?
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time



When you have completed all your answers, submit them for scoring: