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Managing Stress Quiz

One-third of Americans feel they are living with extreme stress. Are you one of them? Stress is a complex interaction between a person and the demands of life. A high level of stress can be harmful and lead to chronic disease if we experience it over long periods of time. This quick quiz can help you evaluate how stressed you are. Simply answer the questions below to the best of your ability and click the "Calculate Report" button below to tally your answers.



  1. During the past month, how have you been feeling in general?

    In excellent spirits
    In very good spirits
    In good spirits mostly
    I've been up and down a lot
    In low spirits mostly
    In very low spirits




  2. During the past month, has nervousness or your nerves bothered you?

    Extremely so, to the point where I could not work or take care of things
    Very much so
    Quite a bit
    Some, enough to bother me
    A little
    Not at all




  3. During the past month, have you been in firm control of your behavior, thoughts, emotions, or feelings?

    Yes, definitely
    Yes, for the most part
    Generally
    Not too well
    No, and I am somewhat disturbed by that
    No, and I am very disturbed by that




  4. During the past month, have you felt so sad, discouraged, or hopeless, or have you had so many problems that you wonder if anything is worthwhile?

    Extremely so, to the point that I have just about given up
    Very much
    Quite a bit
    Some, enough to bother me
    A little
    Not at all




  5. During the past month, have you been feeling that you are under any strain, stress, or pressure?

    Yes, almost more than I can bear
    Yes, quite a bit of pressure
    Yes, some, more than usual
    Yes, some, but the same amount as usual
    Yes, a little
    Not at all




  6. During the past month, how happy, satisfied, or pleased have you been with your personal life?

    Extremely happy
    Very happy
    Fairly happy
    Satisfied and pleased
    Somewhat dissatisfied
    Very dissatisfied




  7. During the past month, have you been wondering if you are losing your mind or memory or losing control over the way you act, talk, think, or feel?

    Not at all
    Only a little
    Some, but not enough to be concerned
    Some, and I've been a little concerned
    Some, and I'm quite concerned
    Yes, a lot, and I'm very concerned




  8. During the past month, have you been anxious, worried, or upset?

    Extremely, to the point of being sick or almost sick
    Very much
    Quite a bit
    Some, enough to bother me
    A little
    Not at all




  9. During the past month, when you woke up, did you feel refreshed and rested?

    Yes, every day
    Yes, most every day
    Fairly often
    Less than half the time
    Rarely
    No, never




  10. During the past month, have you been bothered by any illness, physical disorder, pain, or fears about your health?

    Yes, all the time
    Yes, most of the time
    More than half the time
    Sometimes
    Once in a while
    No, never




  11. During the past month, has your daily life been full of things that were interesting to you?

    Yes, always
    Yes, most of the time
    More than half the time
    Sometimes
    Once in a while
    No, never




  12. During the past month, have you been feeling downhearted and blue?

    Yes, all the time
    Yes, most of the time
    More than half the time
    Sometimes
    Once in a while
    No, never




  13. During the past month, have you been feeling emotionally stable and sure of yourself?

    Yes, always
    Yes, most of the time
    More than half the time
    Sometimes
    Once in a while
    No, never




  14. During the past month, have you been feeling tired, worn out, used up, or exhausted?

    Yes, always
    Yes, most of the time
    More than half the time
    Sometimes
    Once in a while
    No, never




  15. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being not concerned or worried and 10 being extremely concerned or worried), how concerned or worried have you been about your health during the past month?




  16. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being very relaxed and 10 being the extremely tense), how relaxed or tense have you been during the past month?




  17. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 feeling no energy or pep and 10 feeling extremely energetic or peppy), how much energy, pep, and vitality have you felt during the past month?




  18. On a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being very depressed and 10 being very cheerful), how depressed or cheerful have you been during the past month?




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    Disclaimer: This quiz has been created for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or care. You should always follow your doctor's recommendations regarding your specific medical needs.



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