Are there standard mental health tests available online with score interpretations? For example, if someone was interested in getting a grasp on their mental condition before seeing a psychologist/psychiatrist.

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    $\begingroup$ "seeing a psychologist/psychiatrist" for what purpose? there's tons of tests for various things: mental state, personality, disorders etc. Many are on-line as well, but they sometimes require a clinician to do the rating (i.e. takes experience). $\endgroup$ Aug 3, 2018 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ For mental disorders (suspected of depression, anxiety and mania) and so that one could assess themselves. I edited the question. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – asmani
    Aug 4, 2018 at 3:44
  • $\begingroup$ As Fizz pointed out, it is not really a good idea to try and assess yourself. You can get a rough idea but it can be wrong. The evaluation tools linked in the answer below should be used by a clinician as the results need to be weighed against the individual components of the evaluation. $\endgroup$ Aug 4, 2018 at 7:42
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    $\begingroup$ I made HUGE edit to make this question more general, since the mention of "a friend", made me feel like the question was approaching "self-help" territory. However, feel free to undo the edit if you feel it obscured your original intent. $\endgroup$
    – Seanny123
    Aug 4, 2018 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Seanny123 It's better now, thanks for the edit. $\endgroup$
    – asmani
    Aug 5, 2018 at 6:36

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There's no "standard" on-line test for mood disorders. The only standard one is [semi-]structured evaluation (e.g. SCID-5) by a mental health professional.

With that disclaimer aside, there are some screening tools designed to be self-rated, e.g.

And here's a more extended disclaimer from one of those, which applies to all:

The BDI suffers from the same problems as other self-report inventories, in that scores can be easily exaggerated or minimized by the person completing them. Like all questionnaires, the way the instrument is administered can have an effect on the final score. If a patient is asked to fill out the form in front of other people in a clinical environment, for instance, social expectations have been shown to elicit a different response compared to administration via a postal survey.

and from another (PHQ page actually):

The influence of these biases can mitigated by following up with a structured or semi-structured interview, the gold standard for diagnostic assessment.

There's a longer list of tests on Wikipedia, not all of which might be on-line presently. https://www.outcometracker.org/library/ is an alternative list of printed questionnaires; not sure how long it will be there. Also these are not all designed to be self-rated; the instruction at top of which page will give clue in that respect. https://psychology-tools.com/ is the most on-line-oriented of these collections.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a good list and I have used some of these with my clients with success for assessing treatment efficacy $\endgroup$ Aug 4, 2018 at 7:38

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