Based upon your answers, you appear to be in generally good mental health, with some specific concerns or issues in your life. Most people have such issues to varying degrees — some seek outside help for them from a mental health professional like a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist, while others are happy with the way things are in their life. People with similar scores sometimes feel overwhelmed by the occasional stress in life, but usually recover and are fairly resilient.
General Coping: People with similar scores as yours tend to feel overwhelmed by life or specific things in life right now. You appear to express a great degree of unhappiness with life right now, which strongly suggests a change would be helpful, such as seeking out professional help or talking to a doctor about your concerns.
Life Events: You’re experiencing events in your life that may be negatively affecting your overall mental health and your ability to cope with other things in your life. This may also affect your mood.
Depression: People with scores similar to yours are often experiencing some depressive symptoms. While these are often common amongst the general population, they can also border on the possibility of a depressive episode. It is unclear as to whether you suffer these problems severely enough to need to seek further diagnosis and treatment of them. You should not take your responses to this self-report questionnaire as a diagnosis or recommendation for treatment of any sort. Consult with a trained mental health professional if you are experiencing depressive feelings and/or difficulties in your daily functioning that you are worried about.
Anxiety: People with scores similar to yours are typically experiencing some degree of anxiety, which may or may not be a concern serious enough to seek out professional help. Remember that a little anxiety in normal, everyday life is to be expected and is a good thing. Nobody should be without any anxiety whatsoever, as anxiety is our body’s way of telling us that we should pay closer attention to a situation, event or person in our lives (even if that person is ourselves). Scores in this range suggests a person may be experiencing elevated levels of anxiety that may be causing some distress in an individual.
Self-Esteem: People with scores similar to yours express some minor concerns with their self-esteem. Self-esteem is most often the product of our upbringing and personalities. It is something that a self-help book or psychotherapist can help a person learn to readily improve in even just a few sessions. Generally, however, most people have some minor self-esteem issues and often don’t seek out assistance for this issue.
Eating Disorders: People with scores similar to yours often have a trait or two associated with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. Eating disorders occur due to poor self-image and self-esteem, often as a result of childhood experiences. People with scores similar to yours often go through life with a somewhat unhealthy attitude and approach to eating, but aren’t bothered by it enough to seek professional assistance for it. If it is causing you concern, however, you should consider talking to a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.
Technology Issues: People with scores similar to yours sometimes complain about having difficulty controlling their time or use of the Internet and other technologies. They may check email obsessively, or IM friends all the time. Generally, most people do not consider this a problem or issue unless it is seriously affecting your relationships with your friends, your family members, or your significant other.
Obsessions & Compulsions: People with scores similar to yours are sometimes diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive disorder or have obsessions or compulsions that affect a person’s life from time to time. You can view symptoms and treatment options for this disorder. This is not a diagnosis, or a recommendation for treatment. Many people who have similar scores live with these occasional obsessions or compulsions fairly well and do not seek additional treatment for them. However, you may want to consider seeking out assistance from a mental health professional if you find these obsessions or compulsions overwhelming or significantly interferring with your life.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): People with scores similar to yours often have traits associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder characterized by reliving a suffered trauma through flashbacks, nightmares or other recollections of the event. This is a serious concern that often requires professional treatment. If you suspect you may have PTSD as a result of a childhood trauma, you may also want to take our PTSD for child injury quiz.
Borderline Traits: People with scores similar to yours often have traits associated with borderline personality disorder.
You have 3 serious concerns that we’ve identified. Generally such concerns should be checked out with a mental health professional as soon as you can. You can find a mental health professional within your local community through your insurance provider or through an online therapist directory. Get help immediately if these concerns are overwhelming or you feel your health or safety is at risk.
You have 7 milder concerns that we’ve identified. Such concerns may be a part of an ordinary person’s usual up’s and down’s in life. However, if any of these issues cause you worry or concern, please consult with your physician or a mental health professional for further information.
Well, the average score is 100, give or take 25, they take. my sanity score is average. I find it hard to believe that ;D With such a low score, it looks like I held back, but I didn’t, I spent a long time trying to understand the questions and answer truthfully.
I do not have an eating disorder. I know how it reached that conclusion but it’s not accurate.
Would think I’d have higher scores on some of those 0s.