This screening tool evaluates whether a person shows symptoms of specific mental disorders. For the most part, the criteria used to determine whether a person 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. If the results indicate that this patient might be diagnosed with one of the mental illnesses covered on the test, or s/he feels that the symptoms s/he selected are causing problems in his/her life, seeking professional help could be beneficial.
Please note: This screening does not cover all disorders. Only the following conditions are assessed: Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. This assessment also evaluates whether a person is a suicide risk, a victim of bullying, or has a tendency to self-harm.
It is important for to remember that this test only assesses whether this patient shows signs of the most common mental disorders. If s/he is experiencing problems in his/her life that are not covered in this test, seeking help from a professional could assist him/her in overcoming these issues.
The information that we provide below is only intended for informational purposes - this test is not intended as a definitive diagnostic tool.
Review the Results section for the areas of concern detected by this screening:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013) Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.