Any individual aged 18 years or older can complete the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). There are no other restrictions relating to gender, race, socio-economic status, or mental health status.
I found myself getting upset by quite trivial things.
I was aware of dryness of my mouth
I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all.
I experienced breathing difficulty
I just couldn't seem to get going
I tend to over-react to situations
I had a feeling of shakiness
I found it difficult to relax.
I found myself in situations that made me so anxious. I was most relieved when they ended.
I felt that I had nothing to look forward to
I found myself getting upset rather easily.
I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy.
I felt sad and depressed.
I found myself getting impatient when I was delayed in any way.
I had a feeling of faintness
I felt that I have lost interest in just about everything.
I felt that I wasn't worth much as a person.
I felt that I was rather touchy.
I perspired noticeably in the absence of high temperatures or physical exertion.
I felt scared without any good reason.
I felt that life wasn't worthwhile.
I found it hard to wind down.
I had difficulty in swallowing.
I couldn't seem to get any enjoyment out of the things I did.
I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion.
I felt downhearted and blue.
I found that I was very irritable.
I felt I was very to panic.
I found it harm to calm down after something upset me.
I fear that I would be thrown by some trivial but unfamiliar task.
I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything.
I found it difficult to tolerate interruptions in what I was doing.
I was in a state of nervous tension.
I felt I was pretty worthless.
I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing.
I felt terrified.
I could see nothing in the future to be hopeful about.
I felt that life was meaningless.
I found myself getting agitated.
I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself.
I experienced trembling (eg, in the hands)
I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things.