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Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS)

Sleep onset insomnia
Never takes longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep. 0
Takes at least 30 minutes to fall asleep, less than half the time. 1
Takes at least 30 minutes to fall asleep, more than half the time. 2
Takes more than 60 minutes to fall asleep, more than half the time. 3
Mid-nocturnal insomnia
Does not wake up at night. 0
Restless, light sleep with few awakenings. 1
Wakes up at least once a night, but goes back to sleep easily. 2
Awakens more than once a night and stays awake for 20 minutes or more, more than half the time. 3
Early morning insomnia
Less than half the time, awakens no more than 30 minutes before necessary. 0
More than half the time, awakens more than 30 minutes before need be. 1
Awakens at least one hour before need be, more than half the time. 2
Awakens at least two hours before need be, more than half the time. 3
Hypersomnia
Sleeps no longer than 7-8 hours/night, without naps. 0
Sleeps no longer than 10 hours in a 24 hour period (including naps). 1
Sleeps no longer than 12 hours in a 24 hour period (including naps). 2
Sleeps longer than 12 hours in a 24 hour period (including naps). 3
Mood (sad)
Does not feel sad. 0
Feels sad less than half the time. 1
Feels sad more than half the time. 2
Feels intensely sad virtually all the time. 3
Appetite (decreased)
No change from usual appetite. 0
Eats somewhat less often and/or lesser amounts than usual. 1
Eats much less than usual and only with personal effort. 2
Eats rarely within a 24-hour period, and only with extreme personal effort or with persuasion by others. 3
Appetite (increased)
No change from usual appetite. 0
More frequently feels a need to eat than usual. 1
Regularly eats more often and/or greater amounts than usual. 2
Feels driven to overeat at and between meals. 3
Weight (decrease) within the last two weeks
Has experienced no weight change. 0
Feels as if some slight weight loss occurred. 1
Has lost 2 pounds or more. 2
Has lost 5 pounds or more. 3
Weight (increase) within the last two weeks
Has experienced no weight change. 0
Feels as if some slight weight gain has occurred. 1
Has gained 2 pounds or more. 2
Has gained 5 pounds or more. 3
Concentration/decision making
No change in usual capacity to concentrate and decide. 0
Occasionally feels indecisive or notes that attention often wanders. 1
Most of the time struggles to focus attention or make decisions. 2
Cannot concentrate well enough to read or cannot make even minor decisions. 3
Outlook (self)
Sees self as equally worthwhile and deserving as others. 0
Is more self-blaming than usual. 1
Largely believes that he/she causes problems for others. 2
Ruminates over major and minor defects in self. 3
Suicidal ideation
Does not think of suicide or death. 0
Feels life is empty or is not worth living. 1
Thinks of suicide/death several times a week for several minutes. 2
Thinks of suicide/death several times a day in depth, or has made specific plans to commit or attempted suicide. 3
Involvement
No change from usual level of interest in other people and activities. 0
Notices a reduction in former interests/activities. 1
Finds only one or two former interests remain. 2
Has virtually no interest in formerly pursued activities. 3
Energy/fatigability
No change in usual level of energy. 0
Tires more easily than usual. 1
Makes significant personal effort to initiate or maintain usual daily activities. 2
Unable to carry out most of usual daily activities due to lack of energy. 3
Psychomotor slowing
Normal speed of thinking, gesturing, and speaking. 0
Notes slowed thinking, and voice modulation is reduced. 1
Takes several seconds to respond to most questions; reports slowed thinking. 2
Is largely unresponsive to most questions without strong encouragement. 3
Psychomotor agitation
No increased speed or disorganization in thinking or gesturing. 0
Fidgets, wrings hands, and shifts positions often. 1
Describes impulse to move about and displays motor restlessness. 2
Unable to stay seated; paces about with or without permission. 3
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