The following ten questions are designed to be a general assessment of your anxiety and stress level. Although the items were selected from authoritative sources and reflect actual symptoms, this test is not intended to replace the diagnosis of a licensed professional. Please BOOKMARK this page for easy access in the future - information is updated daily!.
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INTERPRET YOUR SCORE: These scores are designed to give you an indication of difficulties you may be having. The tests on this website are NOT intended to replace actual consultation with a professional, nor to result in actual clinical diagnoses. If your symptoms are intense, persistent or become uncontrollable, you are encouraged to follow the therapeutic advice on these pages, discuss your difficulties with family and loved ones, and seek professional assistance through the services available from this website or elsewhere.
0 to 3 - If your score was 0, you probably experience life's normal ups and downs without seriously being slowed down by depression. If your score was above 0, you are experiencing some symptoms of sadness. Although you have only checked a few items, you may benefit from some of the suggestions on these pages. Your symptoms may also be related to recent experiences of loss, disappointment, illness, or unexpected change. Depending on which items you checked, and how much your mood is affected, you may want to try some of the techniques described here and consider professional consultation.
4 to 6 - A score in this range may indicate some serious symptoms of sadness or depression. Sadness may have affected your appetite, activity level, and overall outlook on life. To prevent depression from limiting your ability to achieve your goals, you may want to try some of the suggestions found on these pages, and obtain professional help (from services available here or elsewhere). Now is the time to act. Please read the description of scores in the 7 to 10 range (below), because experiencing even a few of the symptoms listed can potentially be serious.
7 to 10 - This score indicates many symptoms of depression, sadness or bipolar disorder. This level of sadness will seriously limit your daily activities, disturb your ability to make decisions, and severely cloud your outlook on life. If you have thought about suicide, STOP! Use this website as a beginning, but GET HELP NOW. Tell someone close to you (a friend, teacher, parent, spouse, religious leader, brother, sister) about how you are feeling. DON'T keep your feelings a secret. This level of sadness will most likely NOT just go away on it's own. Professional assistance and a comprehensive program to improve mood will probably be required.
Don't wait! Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, etc.) are among the most devastating of psychological disorders. Use the advice on the following pages as a starting point, but get professional help and support if your depression is serious.