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3 SHORT MENTAL HEALTH SELF-TESTS IN ONE ARTICLE

18/10/2017



Are you depressed? Do you have chronic anxiety? Or do you maybe have PTSD symptoms? The 3 following 10 question mental health self-tests can tell you more than you might think.

Just because a mental health assessment tool is short, does not mean it's not very good. Take the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Test. Like the 3 tests in this article, the ACE Test is also only 10 questions long, but it is considered to be a gold standard in determining how your abusive childhood may have affected your well-being as an adult.

You can take each of the 3 tests below. One helps diagnose depression, the second shows if you struggle with anxiety, and the third test is for symptoms of PTSD and trauma. 

Each one will only take you about a minute. 
 
If you score high on one or even all 3 of these tests, it might be time to take your mental health more seriously and make some sort of MENTAL HEALTH ACTION PLAN to deal with the problem. But of course it’s up to you to decide if any of this has a negative effect on your happiness in daily life.

High scores on these self-wellness exams mean that you may want to consider seeing a therapist, getting in a support group, EMDR Eye Movement Therapy, meditation, medication or some other sort of positive pro-active step.

PLEASE NOTE: These screenings are a short, simple tool used to identify potential risk. These quizzes are not full mental health assessments and do not indicate a diagnosis. This is intended for educational purposes and for determining if the person taking the test should take further action to better their mental health. 

These tests are easy, just take a scrap of paper and make a mark for every “yes” answer. 

TEST ONE DEPRESSION
Answer “yes” or “no” to the each of these questions:
  • I feel like I have lost interest in things I used to enjoy doing.
  • I feel hopeless about my future.
  • I find it more difficult than it should be to make decisions.
  • I feel sluggish and often get tired for no reason.
  • I am putting on or losing weight without really meaning to.
  • I feel helpless to make the changes I would like to make in my life.
  • I am sleeping too much, or too little.
  • I often feel unhappy or sad, or easily cry.
  • I easily become irritable or anxious.
  • I think about dying or killing myself.

If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions, and you have felt this way daily for more than a few weeks, you may be experiencing depression and should consider therapy, group therapy, EMDR Therapy, or even seeking a full assessment by a psychiatrist, mental health counselor or other health care professional.

TEST TWO ANXIETY
Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions:
  • Would you describe yourself as someone who worries a lot?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating or maintaining a mental focus?
  • Do you get physical symptoms like pounding heartbeat, sweating, and an upset stomach when you are in unfamiliar circumstances?
  • Do you tend to anticipate the worst possible outcomes rather than the more favorable ones?
  • Have you ever experienced shortness of breath, palpitations or shaking for no apparent reason?
  • Are you ever concerned that you may lose control of yourself, or "go crazy"?
  • Do you have specific fears of certain things (ex. snakes) or activities (ex: flying on a plane)?
  • Do you often feel restless or fidgety?
  • Do you often avoid social situations because you are concerned that you won’t know what to say or how to act?
  • Do you often worry that something bad will happen to you or someone close to you?

If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions, and you have felt this way daily for more than a few weeks, you may be experiencing anxiety and should consider therapy, groups therapy, EMDR Therapy, or even seeking a full assessment by a psychiatrist, mental health counselor or other health care professional.
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TEST THREE PTSD
Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions:                        
  1. Have you experienced or witnessed an event that made you feel intensely fearful, helplessness, or horrified?
  2. Do you repeatedly have memories or ruminations about an unsettling or traumatic event that you witnessed or experienced?
  3. Do you have recurring, distressing dreams about an unsettling or traumatic event that you witnessed or experienced?
  4. Do you experience flashbacks (feeling as if a traumatic event were happening again, like you are “reliving” it)?
  5. Do you become physically or emotionally distressed when something reminds you of a traumatic event that you witnessed or experienced?
  6. Do you avoid activities, places, or people that remind you of a traumatic event that you witnessed or experienced?
  7. Do you feel detached from other people since witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event?
  8. Do you feel that your range of emotions has become restricted since you witnessed or experienced a traumatic event?
  9. Are you get uncharacteristically irritable or angry after having experienced a traumatic event?
  10. Do you feel a need to be "on guard" since you witnessed or experienced a traumatic event?         
  11. Are you more easily startled after having experienced a traumatic event?
If you answered “yes” to the first question plus three or more additional questions, and you have felt this way since the traumatic event happened, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress (PTSD). You should consider seeking a full assessment by a psychiatrist, mental health counselor or other health care professional.

So please share with us. How did you score?

(In the spirit of honesty, I score a "yes" to every question on the PTSD test) 


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Susan Doyal

20/10/2017 2:57 am

Yes to all three

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R. C.

20/10/2017 6:22 am

Almost, minus two or three questions.

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Rowna

25/10/2017 3:12 pm

I got all of them on all three. So I'm screwed.

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Shelly

25/10/2017 4:14 pm

I knew I had PTSD ever since watching my dad passing away right in front of me.

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Debra

26/10/2017 8:33 am

A normal way of living for me.

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27/10/2017 1:39 am

Depression, anxiety and PTSD or post-traumatic stress are the three mental health tests listed in this article. This three mental health test will determine the level of our maturity. This will identify if we have a mental disorder. Our task as individuals is to take care of our own bodies especially our mind. We can act that we are okay, but our mind says that it is not is a signed of one of the three. Immediately seek for doctor's assistance if that happens.

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Susan

14/11/2017 7:17 pm

I answered "yes" to all 30 questions I know I have needed help. The problem is I haven't found any help yet.

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