My Sanity Score

September 28, 2007

59

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.

(The Sanity Score is based upon a scientific algorithm with scores ranging from 0 – 288.)

Your specific subscores are below (subscales range from 0 – 100). Under the graph of subscores, you will find additional information regarding the meaning of any significant scores or areas that may be of concern.

General Coping
 25

Life Events
 41

Depression
 38

Anxiety
 29

Phobias
 0

Self-Esteem
 8

Eating Disorders
 5

Schizophrenia
 10

Dissociation
 25

Mania
 35

Sexual Issues
 6

Relationship Issues
 13

Alcohol
 0

Drugs
 0

Physical Issues
 0

Smoking Issues
 0

Gambling Issues
 0

Technology Issues
 38

Obsessions/Compulsions
 25

Posttraumatic Stress
 0

Borderline Traits
 33

Your BMI: 26

Your body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI correlates with body fat. The relation between fatness and BMI differs with age and gender. For example, women are more likely to have a higher percent of body fat than men for the same BMI. On average, older people may have more body fat than younger adults with the same BMI.

25.0 – 29.9
Overweight

General Coping: People with similar scores as yours tend to feel a little overwhelmed by life at times. You appear to express some unhappiness with the way your life is going right now.

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.

Take Action for Depression:

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.
The most common anxiety disorders diagnosed are either panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.

Take Action for Anxiety:

Dissociation: People with scores similar to yours sometimes lose track of time, people, places or events, but not to the extent that it causes serious problems in the individual’s life. You can learn more about dissociative disorders here.

Mania & Bipolar Disorder:

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.

Take Action for Obsessions/Compulsions:

Borderline Traits: People with scores similar to yours sometimes have a trait or two that is commonly associated with borderline personality disorder. Generally people with such traits do not seek out or need additional mental health treatment, but it is good knowledge to have.

Recommendations

You have 9 milder concern(s) 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.

Please remember, this is not a diagnosis or diagnostic test. It is only a general screening to give you a broad understanding of the mental health concerns you may be facing right now in your life.

Source: SanityScore

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