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Stress Self-Check

Are you stressed?

The Stress Check is intended for use by older youth and young adults.

This self-check is a tool designed to help identify experiences related to stress. It does not provide a diagnosis. For a diagnosis you need to see a qualified professional.

Please read each statement and select the answer indicating how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Try not to spend too much time on any one statement.

Reference: Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales. (2nd Ed) Sydney: Psychology Foundation

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Question: 1 of 14

I found myself getting upset by quite trivial things.

Question: 2 of 14

I tended to over-react to situations.

Question: 3 of 14

I found it difficult to relax.

Question: 4 of 14

I found myself getting upset rather easily.

Question: 5 of 14

I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy.

Question: 6 of 14

I found myself getting impatient when I was delayed in any way (eg. Being left waiting).

Question: 7 of 14

I felt that I was rather touchy.

Question: 8 of 14

I found it hard to wind down.

Question: 9 of 14

I found that I was very irritable.

Question: 10 of 14

I found it hard to calm down after something upset me.

Question: 11 of 14

I found it difficult to tolerate interruptions to what I was doing.

Question: 12 of 14

I felt I was in a state of nervous tension.

Question: 13 of 14

I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing.

Question: 14 of 14

I found myself getting agitated.

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