Emotions is an underrated component of our personality that is often disregarded compared to its superior counterpart; thoughts. Thus it can be overwhelming especially when we are overcome by emotions in waves and can’t seem to make sense of it objectively through our thinking faculties. Taking the first step in understanding emotions can be daunting and we at re:mind are here to help you navigate it!
The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) is a widely used psychological assessment tool that measures the severity of symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and stress. The DASS-21 is a quick and easy way to assess an individual’s emotional well-being, and can be used by mental health professionals, researchers, and individuals themselves to gain insight into their mental health status.
The test consists of 21 questions. Please read each statement and choose a number 0, 1, 2 or 3 that indicates how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.
Note: re:mind Psychology Center claims no ownership of this screening tool. The authors of this tool are credited as below:
Lovibond, S.H.; Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (2nd ed.). Sydney: Psychology Foundation (Available from The Psychology Foundation, Room 1005 Mathews Building, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
The rating scale is as follows:
0 – Did not apply to me at all – NEVER
1 – Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time – SOMETIMES
2 – Applied to me to a considerable degree, or a good part of time – OFTEN
3 – Applied to me very much, or most of the time – ALMOST ALWAYS