DASS-21 (Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21)

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The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale - 21 Items (DASS-21) is a set of three self-report scales designed to measure the emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress.

Check your Depression, Anxiety and Stress Level using this Tool.

  • Please read each statement and choose a number 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 which 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.

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1. I found it hard to wind down


2. I was aware of dryness of my mouth


3. I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all


4. I experienced breathing difficulty (e.g. excessively rapid breathing, breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion)


5. I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things


6. I tended to over-react to situations


7. I experienced trembling (e.g. in the hands)


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


9. I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself


10. I felt that I had nothing to look forward to


11. I found myself getting agitated


12. I found it difficult to relax


13. I felt down-hearted and blue


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


15. I felt I was close to panic


16. I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything


17. I felt I wasn't worth much as a person


18. I felt that I was rather touchy


19. I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion (e.g. sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat)


20. I felt scared without any good reason


21. I felt that life was meaningless


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

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