CES-D – Parent Version

Below is a list of the ways your child might have felt or behaved. Please tell me how often your child has felt this way during the past week.

During the Past Week

Rarely or none of
the time (less than
1 day )

Some or a
little of the
time (1-2

Occasionally or a
moderate amount of time
(3-4 days)

Most or all of
the time (5-7

My child was bothered by things that usually don’t bother them.

My child did not feel like eating; their appetite was poor.

My child felt that they could not shake off the blues even with help from family or friends.

My child felt they were just as good as other people.

My child had trouble keeping their mind on what they were doing.

My child felt depressed.

My child felt that everything they did was an effort.

My child felt hopeful about the future.

My child thought their life had been a failure.

My child felt fearful.

My child’s sleep was restless.

My child was happy.

My child spoke less than usual.

My child felt lonely.

People were unfriendly to my child.

My child enjoyed life.

My child had crying spells.

My child felt sad.

My child felt that people dislike them.

My child could not get going.

SCORING: zero for answers in the first column, one for answers in the second column, two for answers in the third column, three for answers in the fourth column. The scoring of positive items is reversed. Possible range of scores is zero to sixty, with the higher scores indicating the presence of more symptomatology.


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