Depression is sometimes referred to as the “common cold” in psychology because so many of us experience some level of depression throughout our lives. Depression manifests in a number of different ways. Depression tests, like this one, ask you a number of questions to better understand if or at what level you might be experiencing depression. Click below to start your depression test. At the end of this free depression test, we’ll create a custom growth plan for you to help you overcome the challenges you might be facing.Updated: 2-16-16. We use the standard DASS-21 to test people for depression. The DASS-21 is designed to test for and measure depression symptoms, as well as anxiety and stress, and is used by mental health researchers and clinical professionals. Our free depression test is only 21 questions long and can be finished in about 3 minutes or less. This test is suitable for teens and adults alike. Please take your time and answer questions carefully. After taking the test, you can chat with 7 Cups of Tea listeners about your results and see how you think it compares to your own reality. We also have versions of this test for emotional wellness, mental health, anxiety, and stress.