This screening tool evaluates whether this patient shows symptoms of certain mental disorders. For the most part, the criteria used to determine whether s/he might be diagnosed with a disorder are taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is the standard text used by mental health professionals. It is highly advisable that this patient seek professional help for diagnoses highlighted in these results, or any areas where s/he is symptomatic. Please note that this screening does not cover all disorders. Only the following conditions are assessed: Major Depressive Disorder, Manic Episodes, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
It is important to remember, however, that this test only assesses whether a person show signs of the most common mental disorders. If this patient is experiencing problems in his/her life that are not covered in this test, seeking help could assist him/her in overcoming these issues. Disorders that mainly affect children and adolescents are not included in the assessment, nor are the symptoms specific to children or adolescents reported in the results.
The information that we provide is only intended for informational purposes - this test is not intended as a definitive diagnostic tool. Review the Results section for areas of concern detected by the screening.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013) Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.