Major Depression Inventory (MDI)

12 question depression severity scale


The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a self-report mood questionnaire developed by the World Health Organisation by Professor Per Bech, a psychiatrist based at Frederiksborg General Hospital in Denmark. The MDI differs from many other self-report questionnaires because it is free of charge, translated into seven languages, can use for a ICD-10 or DSM-IV diagnosis of clinical depression, and estimate symptom severity (mild, moderate, and severe).

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1. Have you felt low in spirits or sad?

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The following questions ask about how you have been feeling over the last two weeks.

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