“You show some mild symptoms of depression. It does not seem to be serious, but check to see whether you meet the criteria of a depressive illness diagnosis. In any case, keep an eye on the symptoms listed. If they get any worse or persist for prolonged periods of time (weeks or months), you should consider consulting a physician. It would not hurt to talk about it when you see your doctor the next time.” Brilliant. I score 26 out of 100. 25 and below is categorically “not depressed”, but that extra point marks me out for medical concern. Why do I bother taking these tests?