About the WB-DAT

What is the WB-DAT?

The WB-DAT (Web Based Depression and Anxiety Test) is a clinically accepted electronic screening program that asks you a series of questions about depression and anxiety or panic symptoms. The test is based on questions that doctors often ask when they think that their patient may have depression or an anxiety disorder.

How does it work?

When you first take the test you will be asked a series of questions. Some questions may apply to you while others may not. Depending on your answers, you will then be given others sets of questions. When you have finished all the questions that fit your profile you will be given a Final Report.

What should I do with my Final Report?

We urge you to take the Final Report to your family doctor or mental health professional. It is important for you to talk to your doctor about your results and concerns. When you finish the WB-DAT you have the option of either printing your Final Report or emailing it directly to your mental health professional.

I'm uncomfortable showing my Final Report to my doctor. What should I do?

We understand how hard it can be to speak to your doctor about feeling depressed or anxious. Understandably, depression and anxiety problems are very personal and private. However, your doctor talks to people about depression and anxiety problems all of the time. According to recent research, as many as 60% of visits to family doctors are for "non-medical" reasons (depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns). So you are not alone and help is available.

Is my information private?

It is impossible for us to know who you are or where you live, and we have no way of contacting you. If you have any questions please review our Privacy Policy.

I want more information about the WB-DAT

A peer-reviewed study of the WB-DAT can be found at http://www.jmir.org/2003/3/e23 Farvolden, P, McBride C, Bagby RM, Ravitz P. A Web-Based Screening Instrument for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2003;5(3)e:23