to the predictD website. The questions on this website have been
developed as a tool for predicting risk of depression in the future.
Risk estimates of this type have been developed in medicine to predict
risk of major medical disorders such as heart attacks and strokes. This
is the first tool of its type to predict onset of depression.
If you complete the questions that follow we will be able to estimate
your risk of developing major depression in the coming 12 months. The
questions have arisen from a large study that was conducted in Europe
and South America. Details of the study have been published in the
December 2008 edition of Archives of General Psychiatry.
The questions are designed for people who are NOT depressed at present.
If you would like to take part you will first be asked to complete a
number of questions about your current mood and then, depending on your
responses, you will proceed to the predictD risk assessment, which will
estimate your risk of developing depression in the coming year.