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The 12 items below refer to how you have felt and behaved DURING THE PAST MONTH. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

This quiz is not meant to replace assessment by a mental health professional

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I am concerned about a behavior, feeling, or something I am doing.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

This behavior or feeling has been getting worse in the past few weeks?

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I have tried stopping or reducing this behavior or feeling on my own.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

My attempts at stopping or reducing this behavior or feeling have been successful.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I rely on my friends or family to help me with my current troubles.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I am finding it more difficult to cope with things than usual.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I am having trouble concentrating at work or school.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I like to think things through or talk about things that bother me.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I have talked to my family doctor or healthcare professional about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

  • No
  • Yes

I have talked to my friends or family about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

  • No
  • Yes

I have read books or went on the Internet to discover more about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.

  • Not at all
  • Just a little
  • Somewhat
  • Moderately
  • Quite a lot
  • Very much

I’ve been in therapy before and it’s helped me.

  • Never
  • Yes,but didn’t help
  • Yes,somewhat
  • Yes,moderately
  • Yes,quite a lot
  • Yes,very much

You Scored:

From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would very likely benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. You appear from your responses to be grappling with a serious behavior or feeling that is causing you a fair amount of distress in your life right now. You may have sought out assistance from others or online. If none of those things have been of benefit to you, then now is the time to seek professional help to take things one step further.

It would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from an experienced, trained mental health professional soon to help you with the problem behaviors and feelings you’re experiencing. People who have answered similarly to you have shown a greater likelihood to benefit from psychotherapy.

You Scored:

From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who might benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. You appear from your responses to be grappling with a problem in your life that is causing you some concern. People in situations similar to yours often find that talking things over with a therapist can help them get back on track.

It would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from an experienced, trained mental health professional soon to help you with the problem behaviors and feelings you’re experiencing.

You Scored:

From the information you provided, you appear to be someone who would not benefit from psychotherapy from a mental health professional at this time. The issues you appear to be grappling with, from the responses you gave, are typically not the kinds that people seek or benefit from professional treatment.

You should keep in mind that this quiz is just a snapshot in time, and therefore would likely change as your life events change and you face new challenges. Feel free to stop back in the future if you feel overwhelmed by stress or things happening in your life to double-check whether therapy might be helpful for you.

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