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Cognitive Abilities
Internal consistency
Test-retest reliability
Divided Attention
Width of Field of View
Hand-eye Coordination
Focused Attention
Visual Scanning
Auditory Short-term Memory
Contextual Memory
Visual Short Term Memory
Short-Term Memory
Working Memory
Non-verbal Memory
Spatial Perception
Visual Perception
Auditory perception
Response Time
Processing Speed


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Online Depression Test: Cognitive Assessment Battery (CAB-DP)

Innovative neuropsychological assessment for depression that allows for a complete cognitive screening and assessment of the risk of suffering from this mood disorder.

Who is it for?

Online Depression Test: Cognitive Assessment Battery (CAB-DP)

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What is the CogniFit Depression Test?

What is the CogniFit Depression Test?

  • Evaluate the risk index for the presence of depression
  • For adults and seniors
  • Takes about 30-40 minutes to complete
  • Reliability analysis of the evaluation - Only in English Download

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression (CAB-DP) from CogniFit is a professional test that uses clinical questions and validated tasks to quickly and accurately detect the presence of symptoms and altered cognitive processes affected by depression, which is one of the most common mood disorders.

This innovative and reliable depression test is a scientific resource that makes it possible to take a complete cognitive screening and understand the user's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as detect their risk index for depression. This psychometric test is designed for user's 16 and older, adults, and seniors that are at risk for depression.

The cognitive assessment will automatically generate a detailed cognitive report. The depression test usually takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.

A depression diagnosis requires a multi-disciplinary and exhaustive differential diagnosis in order to discard symptomology that may be better described by another mood disorder or disease.

Clinical consultations, questionnaires, and clinical evaluation scales are the most effective tools to diagnose depression, but they may not be enough to determine its degree. In order to better understand the severity of the alteration, an exhaustive assessment of mood disorders is necessary. Note that CogniFit does not directly offer a medical diagnosis for depression. We recommend using this online depression test to complement a professional diagnosis, and never as a replacement for a clinical consultation.

Phases of this Depression Test (CAB-DP)

Phases of this Depression Test (CAB-DP)

This Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression is made up of a questionnaire and a series of neuropsychological tests. It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.

The teen or adult at risk for depression will answer the questionnaire that evaluated the clinical symptoms related to this disorder. After the questionnaire, a series of exercises and cognitive tasks will be presented as simple computer games.

Diagnostic Criteria Questionnaire

A series of simple questions to detect the main diagnostic criteria for depression (DSM-V) will appear on the screen. This questionnaire is an evaluation instrument adapted for depression.

Neuropsychological factors and cognitive profile

The CAB-DP will continue with a battery of tasks directed at evaluating the main neuropsychological factors identified in the scientific literature for this mood disorder. The results will be compared to other users of the same age and gender.

Complete results report

After completing the assessment to detect depression, CogniFit will generate a detailed report, where the user's risk index of having depression (low-moderate-high) will be presented and will allow you to understand the user's warning signs, cognitive profile, analysis of results, and recommendations. The results offer valuable information in order to allow you to identify the appropriate support strategies.

Psychometric Results

Psychometric Results

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression from CogniFit (CAB-DP) uses patented algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze thousands of variables and inform you of any risk for depression, with very satisfactory psychometric results.

The neuropsychological cognitive profile has a high reliability, consistency, and stability. This test has been validated through repeated tests and measurement processes. Transversal research designs, like the Chronbach Alpha coefficient, have been followed, reaching scores of about .9. The Test-Retest tests have receives scores of close to 1, showing the high level of reliability and accuracy.

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Who is it for?

Who is it for?

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression (CAB-DP) can be applied to adults and seniors who are under suspicion of having a risk factor related to depression.

Any individual or professional user can easily use this neuropsychological depression assessment without any prior training or specialization. It is especially aimed at:

Individual users

Understand brain functions and cognitive strengths and weaknesses

CogniFit Depression Cognitive Assessment Battery allows the user to know the risk associated with this mood disorder, and the status of their cognitive profile. They will be able to explore their symptoms and know which cognitive abilities are more or less related to depression.

Healthcare professionals

Accurately evaluate patients and offer a complete, detailed report

The neuropsychological assessment battery for depression from CogniFit helps healthcare professionals detect, diagnose, and intervene in depression. Detecting the symptoms and cognitive alterations in depression is the first step in identifying this mood disorder and creating an appropriate neuropsychological intervention. With this powerful software, you'll be able to study multiple variables and offer personalized reports.

Families or individual users

Identify if your loved-ones present a risk of cognitive decline related to depression

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression is a scientific resource made of a questionnaire with simple, online tests. This makes it possible for any user without specialized training to evaluate the different symptoms and neuropsychological factors identified in depression. The complete system of results makes it possible to identify the risk of having one of the cognitive disorders related to this mood disorder, and outlines recommendations and guidelines for each user.


Measures the cognitive abilities of study participants

With CogniFit's Cognitive Assessment for Depression (CAB-DP), researchers will have the ability to rigorously and comfortably measure the depression-related cognitive abilities of participants in a scientific study



Using this online tool based on scientific methodology to easily evaluate the symptoms, strengths, and weaknesses of the cognitive processes affected by depression offer multiple advantages:


The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression (CAB-DP) from CogniFit is a professional resource designed by mood disorder specialists. The cognitive tests have been patented and clinically validated. This leading instrument is used by the scientific community, universities, associations and foundations, and medical centers around the world.


Any professional or individual user (healthcare professional, family, etc.) can personally use this neuropsychological assessment battery for depression without any background in neuropsychology or technology services. The interactive format makes it easy and fun to use.


All of the clinical tasks are presented automatically and are designed to be entertaining and interactive in order to make them easy to understand and improve comprehension.


The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Depression (CAB-DP) offers quick and reliable feedback, providing a useful analysis of the user's results. This report relays information that makes it possible to recognize the clinical symptoms, strengths and weaknesses, and risk index of each user.


This powerful software analyzes more than a thousand variables with this reliable depression test, and offers specific and personalized recommendations depending on the deterioration and needs of each user.

Who should use this depression test?

Who should use this depression test?

With this cognitive assessment, it's possible to reliably detect the symptoms and cognitive deterioration related to depression in adults and seniors.

An early detection can allow you to implement the appropriate intervention program and avoid further deterioration.

Without an early detection, someone with depression may notice that the mood disorder affects their daily life, affecting social or professional relationships.

Depression may cause generalized deterioration in academic, social, professiona, and personal areas. It can be mainly divided into:

Most representative symptoms
Emotional symptoms
Physical symptoms
Cognitive symptoms
Associated symptoms

Emotional symptoms

Sadness, lack of interest, or hopelessness are some of the main emotional symptoms in depressive disorders. Dopamine and serotonin are the main neurotransmitters responsible for regulating emotional state. Different studies have shown that a reduced dopaminergic and serotonergic activity may be related to depression, causing depressive symptoms like sadness or apathy.

Physical symptoms

Depressive disorders are related to a chemical imbalance of neurotransmitters. Some physical sensations may manifest during depression, like fatigue, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, or sleep problems. If you detect any of these problems, you may want to take the depression test (CAB-DP).

Cognitive symptoms

Depression is related to a series of cognitive deficits that, apart from negatively affecting the person's daily life, contributes to a magnified or prolonged duration of this mood disorder. Scientific literature consistently shows that people with depression have more trouble with attention and cognitive flexibility, along with other abilities.

Associated symptoms

A series of associated symptoms, like irritability, crying, substance abuse, or weight changes are common in depressive disorders. These associated symptoms are important in detecting depression, and are related to some of the symptoms that we mentioned before.





Description of the diagnostic criteria questionnaire

Description of the diagnostic criteria questionnaire

Depression is characterized by a series of clinical signs and symptoms. These indicators can help you understand whether or not someone may have this mood disorder. This is why the first step of the depression assessment is a questionnaire to detect the main diagnostic criteria and symptoms of depression for each age range.

The questions presented in the questionnaire are similar to those that may be found in a diagnostic manual, clinical questionnaire, or scales for depression. However, they have been simplified in order to be easily understood by almost any user.

Diagnostic criteria of depression for adults and seniors

Made of a series of easy-to-answer questions that should be completed by the professional in charge or by the person taking the assessment. The questionnaire collects information from the following areas: Emotional symptoms (sadness, guilt, hopelessness, etc.), Physical symptoms (fatigue, muscle pain, sleep problems, etc.), and Associated symptoms (irritability, weight change, substance abuse, etc.).

What cognitive skills are assessed with this Depression test?

What cognitive skills are assessed with this Depression test?

The presence of alterations in some cognitive skills may be an indicator of depression. A general profile of the cognitive skills may indicate how severe the cognitive alteration cause by the disorder is.

Evaluated Cognitive Domains
Cognitive Abilities


Ability to filter distractions and focus on relevant information.


8.5% above average

Focused Attention

Focused attention and Depression. Focused attention is the ability to focus attention on a target stimuli, regardless of how long it lasts. People with depression often have trouble paying attention to relevant and appropriate stimuli and events in a situation, focusing on more negative events and thoughts.

726Your Score



Inhibition and Depression. Inhibition is the ability to control automatic responses and generate thoughtful and measures responses by using attention and reasoning. People with depression often have trouble inhibiting negative thoughts, and, at the same time, present excessive inhibition which causes them to block their behavior.

489Your Score



Updating and Depression. Updating is the ability to oversee a behavior that is being carried out in order to ensure that it is being done according to the action plan. People with this disorder may have cognitive problems when it comes to supervising their own behavior, often overthinking and thinking the worst of what they are doing.

703Your Score



Ability to retain or manipulate new information and recover memories from the past.


8.2% above average

Short-Term Memory

Short-term memory and Depression. Short-term memory is the ability to remember a small amount of information over a short period of time. The unbalance in the neurotransmitters and neurofunctional changes, like the reduction of the volume of the hippocampus, may be the cause behind why people with depression experience problems with this type of memory.

721Your Score


Working Memory

Working memory and Depression. Working memory is the ability to retain and use the information necessary to complete complex cognitive tasks, like language comprehension, learning, and reasoning. Studies have shown that people with depression consistently show a difficulty when it comes to effectively carrying out tasks that require working memory.

734Your Score



Ability to efficiently carry-out precise and organized movements.


8.1% above average

Hand-eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination and Depression. Hand-eye coordination is the ability that makes it possible to efficiently carry out motor tasks that require visual feedback. When this skill is altered, as it often in by depression, a certain degree of clumsiness and lack of motor control is common. Some studies show that, in patients with depression, this alteration in hand-eye coordination can be caused by a lack of dopamine.

603Your Score


Response Time

Reaction time and Depression. Reaction time refers to the time between when we perceive something to when we respond to the stimulus. People with depression often present poor reaction time.

662Your Score



Ability to interpret the stimuli from one's surroundings.


7.8% above average

Spatial Perception

Spatial perception and Depression. Spatial perception is the human ability to position oneself with respect to the world and spatially interpret the objects around them. It is not uncommon for people with depression to suffer from certain spatial and temporal disorientation.

620Your Score


Visual Perception

Visual perception and Depression. Visual perception is the ability interpret the information that our eyes receive from the environment. It is common for people with depression to have alterations in their visual perception, which can, in extreme cases, lead to difficulties when differentiating between black and white.

615Your Score



Ability to efficiently use (organize, relate, etc.) acquired information.


7.5% above average


Planning ability and Depression. Planning is the ability to mentally organize the best way to achieve a future goal. People with depression generally present alterations in planning, which may cause problems when structuring thoughts and plans.

742Your Score


Processing Speed

Processing speed and Depression. Processing speed is the time that it takes someone to carry out a mental task. Patients with depressive disorders often suffer both physical and mental delays, presenting as slowed thought processes.

612Your Score



Shifting and Depression. Shifting is the brain's ability to adapt behaviors and thoughts to new, changing, or unexpected circumstances. It is common in people with depression to have trouble controlling and adapting negative thoughts, or thoughts of hopelessness or guilt, resulting in intrusive thoughts.

481Your Score


Evaluation tasks

Evaluation tasks

This multi-dimensional scientific resource uses multiple evaluation tasks. Here you can see examples:

Speed Exploration Test REST-HECOOR

This exercise has been inspired by the classic test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) and the classic Hooper Visual Organisation Task (VOT) test by Hooper. The Speed Exploration Test REST-HECOOR is a professional instrument designed to explore processing speed and reaction time skills.

Sequencing Test WOM-ASM

The Sequencing Test WOM-ASM was based on Conners' classic test (CPT) and the Wecshler Memory Scale (WMS) test of direct and indirect digits. Using these tests, we are able to observe the temporary storage capacity and, above all, the capacity to manipulate information to perform higher cognitive tasks, such as language comprehension or reasoning.

Synchronization Test UPDA-SHIF

The Synchronization Test is based on the classic Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). This test requires visual-motor coordination in order to maintain consistency between the eye, which watches movement, and the hand, which carries out the action. If they are both coordinated, the user will balance brain activity and they will successfully complete the task. It will be necessary to activate the cognitive domains related to processing speed and updating.

Identification Test COM-NAM

The COM-NAM Identification test is based on the classic NEPSY and TOMM tests. With this test, the level of channeling and classification of stimuli in memory is observed. In addition, it allows the ability to observe how the user detects and reacts as fast as possible.

Depression and the Brain

Depression and the Brain

Emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems related to depression are caused by determined brain alterations. The main areas affected by depression are the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex, which are closely related to each other.

1 Limbic System

The limbic system is made up of a set of brain structures in charge, in large part, of identifying and controlling emotions. The structures in the limbic system that seem to be altered by depression are the hippocampus, the amygdala, the basal ganglia, and cingulate cortex, and the hypothalamus. Some studies have shown that people with depression have a reduced volume in the hippocampus, which may explain some of the cognitive problems associated with this disorder.

2 Prefrontal Cortex

The prefrontal cortex is in the frontmost part of the brain and is in charge of superior functions, like planning and other executive functions. It's been shown that there is a significant affectation in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and in the orbitofrontal prefrontal cortex. The dorsolateral cortex is related to initiative, fluidity, inhibition, shifting, self-regulation, planning, and decision making, all of which are skills that are often altered in people with depression. The orbitofrontal cortex, which is mainly related to social behavior and personality, is also often reduced in volume in people with depression.

3 Locus Coeruleus

Low Noradrenaline: Depression causes this neurotransmitter to decrease, which is closely related to initiative, fluidity, inhibition, cognitive shifting, self-control, planning, decision making, and attention, which are skills commonly altered in Depression.

4 Raphe Nuclei

Decrease in Serotonin: Serotonin plays an important role in positive or negative moods. When serotonin levels are low, so are feelings of happiness. It is also related to digestion, body temperature, and sleep.

5 Hippocampus

The hippocampus is the cerebral epicenter of memory. It has been shown that patients who have had depression for years had a smaller and narrower hippocampus, which largely affects all of the cognitive abilities related to memory.

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