THE GOLDBERG MOOD SCALES

Test

Note: These scales are designed to measure changes in the severity of
depression and mania that result from psychotherapeutic or psychopharma-
cologic treatment. Changes in either scale of five or more points are
significant These scales are NOT designed to make a diagnosis of either
depression or mania. If you score high on either or both of these scales
and suspect that you are depressed, and/or manic, arrange for an immediate
psychiatric evaluation.
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Name______________________________________ Date__________________________

Goldberg Depression Scale

The items below refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE
PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by
circling one of the numbers that follows it. Using the following scale:

0 = Not at all 1 = Just a little 2 = Somewhat

3 = Moderately 4 = Quite a lot 5 = Very much
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1. I do things slowly. 0 1 2 3 4 5

2. My future seems hopeless. 0 1 2 3 4 5

3. It is hard for me to concentrate on reading. 0 1 2 3 4 5

4. The pleasure and joy has gone out of my life. 0 1 2 3 4 5

5. I have difficulty making decisions. 0 1 2 3 4 5

6. I have lost interest in aspects of life that
used to be important to me. 0 1 2 3 4 5

7. I feel sad, blue, and unhappy. 0 1 2 3 4 5

8. I am agitated and keep moving around. 0 1 2 3 4 5

9. I feel fatigued. 0 1 2 3 4 5

10. It takes great effort for me to do
simple things. 0 1 2 3 4 5

11. I feel that I am a guilty person who deserves
to be punished. 0 1 2 3 4 5

12. I feel like a failure. 0 1 2 3 4 5

13. I feel lifeless – – – more dead than alive. 0 1 2 3 4 5

14. My sleep has been disturbed—too little, too
much, or broken sleep. 0 1 2 3 4 5

15. I spend time thinking about HOW I might
kill myself. ~~~ 0 1 2 3 4 5

16. I feel trapped or caught. 0 1 2 3 4 5

17. I feel depressed even when good things
happen to me. 0 1 2 3 4 5

18. Without trying to diet, I have lost, or
gained, weight. 0 1 2 3 4 5

Copyright (c) 1993 Ivan Goldberg
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Name_________________________________________ Date_______________________

Goldberg Mania Scale

The items below refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE
PAST WEEK. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by
circling one of the numbers that follows it. Using the following scale:

0 = Not at all 1 = Just a little 2 = Somewhat

3 = Moderately 4 = Quite a lot 5 = Very much

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1. My mind has never been sharper. 0 1 2 3 4 5

2. I need less sleep than usual. 0 1 2 3 4 5

3. I have so many plans and new ideas that it is
hard for me to work. 0 1 2 3 4 5

4. I feel a pressure to talk and talk. 0 1 2 3 4 5

5. I have been particularly happy. 0 1 2 3 4 5

6. I have been more active than usual. 0 1 2 3 4 5

7. I talk so fast that people have a hard time
keeping up with me. 0 1 2 3 4 5

8. I have more new ideas than I can handle. 0 1 2 3 4 5

9. I have been irritable. 0 1 2 3 4 5

10. It’s easy for me to think of jokes and
funny stories. 0 1 2 3 4 5

11. I have been feeling like “the life of
the party.” 0 1 2 3 4 5

12. I have been full of energy. 0 1 2 3 4 5

13. I have been thinking about sex. 0 1 2 3 4 5

14. I have been feeling particularly playful. 0 1 2 3 4 5

15. I have special plans for the world. 0 1 2 3 4 5

16. I have been spending too much money. 0 1 2 3 4 5

17. My attention keeps jumping from one idea
to another. 0 1 2 3 4 5

18. I find it hard to slow down and stay in
one place. 0 1 2 3 4 5

Copyright (c) 1993 Ivan Goldberg