Are You Depressed Or Just Miserable?

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20 Questions - Developed by: Ashley Fleeman - Developed on: - 158.017 taken - User Rating: 2.89 of 5.0 - 28 Votes

Believe it or not, depression and misery are two different things. Depression is where certain symptoms last over two weeks. Misery can be a temporary spurt of depression, lasting maybe a day or two. Take this test to see if you are just miserable or are depressed.

  • 1
    I've been feeling the way I do now for over two weeks.
  • 2
    I've been having thoughts of suicide.
  • 3
    I've been having the urge to cut.
  • 4
    I haven't been eating or sleeping like normal.
  • 5
    I have withdrawn myself from family and friends.
  • 6
    I have placed myself in confinement.
  • 7
    I've been asking myself why I have to live.
  • 8
    Every time I get asked to go anywhere, or do anything that requires movement, I decline.
  • 9
    I feel lost, like I don't know what's going on half the time.
  • 10
    I feel empty inside.
  • 11
    I feel alone and desperate.
  • 12
    I am starting to cry more than normal and when I do cry, it's unstoppable.
  • 13
    Anything can set me off.
  • 14
    I cry myself to sleep at least 3 nights a week.
  • 15
    I feel like no one's there for me.
  • 16
    I'm desperate for my life to end.
  • 17
    I'm on medication for depression.
  • 18
    I have attempted suicide in the past 2 weeks, and I still feel like trying again.
  • 19
    I am desperate for this pain to end, now.
  • 20
    I feel numb inside most of the time.

Comments (23)


Sure Bill (68989)
6 days ago
So I correctly answered 4 of 20 questions. I didn't realize these questions were right or wrong.
Lostgal (01500)
8 days ago
I got major depression on the quiz, like my life is normal, i have been bullied my whole life but thats normal right? Like i just find reasons to blame my sadness and numbness on but i ran out of excuses. im pathetic I cry so much and I hate it, i remeber being a rly happy kid, and cant tell my parents. Ive never been able to talk to them, we are distant, im scared what they r gonna do if they find out and my friends wont take this seriously. I seriously want to be normal again but i got no one to help me
No one (97127)
22 days ago
Okay, so a few years ago when I was like 8 I think , I was like "What's the point of life anyway?" Then yeah, had thoughts about it. Then I discovered "One Direction" (dont judge) then I fell for the member named "Louis". Then I was like, "I'm just gonna be strong for Louis! I want to meet him so I just have to keep fighting!" Then yeah, suddenly my life had meaning. Then I've thought about this the past few days, "After I meet Louis, what am I gonna do in my life?" Like, I already achieved my goal if I meet him, what would I do afterwards?
Jay (71430)
46 days ago
Apparently you need to be suicidal to be depressed.
If i dont think of ending my life or cutting myself and if i havent tried recently then im not deppressed at all.
According to the quiz.
Unknown (08475)
48 days ago
Well, I could be a little depressed or majority depressed. My parents just got divorced, hate my mom's bf, and now moving schools. Have a boyfriend who I love so much but things may not end well because it is long distance. Told my mom everything, how I feel depressed, she knows I go numb every day, and thinks nothing of it
She sees it every time she picks me up from my dads, knows I am sad daily and cry all the time including every night I used to but doesn't give a crap. My friends think it's normal and I have no one else to go do. No one cares and I feel hopeless and I guess from the quiz I'm minority depressed which I highly disbelieve....
Bill (90001)
59 days ago
This is a bare bones quiz to see if you are depressed or not. I have depression and it said I'm just miserable
Eleanor (38430)
70 days ago
I'm almost 18, have a life that could take me to the Olympics in horse riding over jumps, my family is loving, my grandma is dying of pancreatic cancer, and I wish my life was over or going faster.

I'm scared to have friends, I'm reluctant to tell my parents because they might not understand me, and I'm naturally a reserved quiet woman\teen girl.

I also believe in equality, and love and everything in the world no one offers or is too scared to try in fear of depression. I'm confused all the time, want to sit at my chair doing my schoolwork, even if something goes right in my riding there's the never-ending fear of ending my life.
Truth Is (70390)
77 days ago
Most women nowadays are really very depressed and miserable all the time since i myself have met these type of women unfortunately. And i guess that many of these women have been very severely abused by the men that they were with at one time, and now they're taking their problems out on us good innocent men since i know friends that had this happened to them as well. Very frightening women today everywhere which they really should get some kind of help right away before their problem gets much worse.
Linda (18415)
83 days ago
Why would I want to share my resource with social media my life is personal
Nobody in particular (12423)
156 days ago
I got 11/20 right, but I still feel like I should say this.

I have a good family, a semi normal life, and mean sisters. My depression started when I almost died at the beach. We were swimming really far out and a big wave crashed over us. I got pulled under and I couldn't get back up. I could see my life flashing in front of me. I saw a light, and then I felt the ocean floor. I pushed up and reached the surface. I was so traumatized and swam back to shore.

I told my parents but they didn't believe me. Then I started wondering if it was better off if I just stood on the ocean floor and died. They told me I was dramatic, but I didn't get back in the water.

A few years later and I have a crush on this emo boy who's depressed like me. I started hating myself for being so awkward around him. I considered drowning myself in our pond a lot. I always talked to my sister about these things, and she just brushed it off and told me about her life which is great.

When school ended, I found out he was a furry. I told my sister and she abandoned me. She hates furries. I felt alone and tried to tell her I was depressed but she didn't believe me. My friend took a picture of me once and I thought it was fine. My little sister came in and told me I looked horrible in it. Then she told me how much of a spoiled brat I was and that I get so much attention. I don't.

xenomorph (98837)
252 days ago
no one will ever know what ive been through.
No one (73043)
255 days ago
I'm depressed but that was expected
M-H (81190)
267 days ago
How did I answer 15/20 correct?
William (74646)
382 days ago
What the hell do I need to talk to my parents for? I am almost 50 years old I don't need to talk to them.
Brittany (81573)
427 days ago
I'll be having a descent day and all of a sudden I get a pang of sadness. I can't tell my parents and my friends won't take me seriously. And even if they did I could never tell them about what I do to myself. I feel as though I'm too far into this pit of sadness that I dug and that no rope or ladder or anything will ever get me out. I live in a house where I could easily hurt/kill myself. It's terrifying every time I go to hang out with my friends and I think about all the ways I could kill myself even when I'm having fun with them! Once I was alone at the park and started thinking about how I could kill myself but then I thought about it so much I realized it wouldn't kill me just maybe give me a concussion and a punctured lung but I wanted to be sure I died right away so I didn't do it. It gets worse and worse but I have nothing and no one I can turn to. I need help.
MinecraftMistress (15890)
476 days ago
I TOLD my parents and they don't believe me and my life has no use and my parents live in denial and one day my dad just lost it and said he hates me and locked me in the attic for I DON'T KNOW because I didn't feel anything just numb and it would be a hell of a lot easier if I didn't have to live, then no bullying, no exams, no hating just nothing, but I can't bring myself to kill myself which is so annoying everything I ever did is pointless and so is writing this but I have a sliver of common sense. Just this much- between the lines = out of

and I would've put more space but I thought that might've been too much or whatever I don't care because life has no point and I don't get everyone who is happy because I see no reason to be happy.
mindless (53625)
532 days ago
Life is dull. I hate having to wake up and do the same 💗 over and over again. It's so stressful to think that I have to wake up for the rest of my life. Can I just stop breathing? I don't have the courage to kill myself which is unbelievable. Get me out of this broken world. I see no beauty in it.
Nyx (12089)
569 days ago
There is no one to hold... My parents abandoned me years ago... They lived in denial, so did my grandparents... Sometimes they told me that my purpose was death. They don't give a 💗, everyone wants me dead. So what is really my purpose? Y'know, my own father tried to kill me. This isn't what the world is. If I am destined to die then let me! I prefer to live in chaos then another moment of this 💗 life; I am 💗 done fighting this urge to find hope or love, I lost many people but one thing is that I will burn in the depths of hell! If they want me dead then so be it! They break my will, then I simply will leave aje !ake this lives better because I am in the way of everything, I give up everything.
spu (65683)
601 days ago
my parent dont care that im depressed. my mother lives in denial. i think she'd rather not think im depressed because then she doesnt have to deal with it. my father hardly notices me. he yells at me whenever he's upset and then he expects me to move on from it because it's apparently a normal thing to yell. he says he can't bear to live with me. and then hetells me to move on from it like nothing ever happened. im like a punchbag to him. he shouts me whenever he's stressed or something is not going his way and then expects me to forget about it.
breanna (16720)
610 days ago
the thing is, my parents don't even see that i'm feeling this way. i was diagnosed about 2 years ago with a learning disorder, they see right past me when it comes to personality disorders. i can't tell them, they'd think i'm just seeking attention.