This mental illness test assesses whether you might suffer from any kind of mental illness through 24 questions that cover most significant disorder symptoms. Below the form you can find more information on this and an example message as well.
How does this mental illness test work?
This is a quick personality test made to help determine if you experience mental illness symptoms. If this is valid you can test at what level you have confronted with such signs so that you can concentrate on the problems that bother you.
The mental illness test comprises of 4 sections with short personality questions that cover most significant signs a person suffering from mental illness experiences.
Once all the questions are answered, by simply pressing the “Get Results!” the assessment will count how many of the symptoms of general mental disorder are present in your case, then it sums their significance in order to estimate a percentage of the presence of symptoms together with a short interpretation of the level.
Please remember that the above test should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional medical/mental health service.
Presence of mental illness symptoms: 64.07% - Moderate mental illness
Based on the answers provided, it is likely that you undergo moderate levels of mental illness. There are important mental illness symptoms that bother you. The best advice would be to take a look at it and if you consider you might search for a professional assessment of your mental health because what you are experiencing now is probable to get worse in time if you don’t change your lifestyle.
What is Mental Illness
This condition, often called mental disorder, is a personality disorder disease that causes inappropriate thoughts and/or behavior to an individual. It can lead to inability to react, behave, live and cope with all the aspects of a normal life. It affects a person’s life in a negative way since it causes stress, depression, compulsive disorder, anxiety, isolation, fear, sadness and any similar feelings. These are behavioral patterns that are out of the usual norm and that impair the quality of life. They comprise of what a
person feels, the way he or she perceives and reacts to the outside world. There are definitions and classifications of mental health issues depending on their level of dysfunction. The term illness is more common despite meaning the same thing with the clinical term: disorder.
There are many risk factors to be taken in consideration when talking about mental health and most disorder causes are yet to be precisely established. From what is known to this moment, the main causes are:
- Chemical brain imbalances
- Genetic inheritance
- Traumatic events
- Substance abuse
- Environmental & social influences
Mental health conditions
The table below contains the most common mental disorders and some symptoms and signs for each:
|Antisocial||Difficulty interacting with others, low self esteem, avoidance, harming or risk seeking behavior|
|Anxiety||Trembling, panic, rapid heart beat, insomnia, flashbacks|
|Bipolar||Wild mood swings, mania, rapid thought, low self esteem, low confidence, loss of interest, sleep disturbances|
|Borderline||Impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships, and self image.|
|Depression||Insomnia, delusions, melancholia, sudden mood swings|
|Dissociative||The existence of two or more alternative identities that switch and take over the patient’s life.|
|Histrionic||Social isolation and inhibition, avoidance of social contacts and hypersensitivity to criticism, disapproval or rejection.|
|Narcissistic||Selfishness, manipulative behavior, attention seeking|
|Obsessive-compulsive||Obsessive thoughts or thinking patterns, depression, coping with compulsions|
|Paranoid||Preoccupied, doubtful attitude towards everyone around, recurrent episodes of suspicion and trust issues|
|Post traumatic stress||Flashbacks, distress, headaches, substance abuse, avoidance, irritability, fear|
|Schizoid||Lack of interest in social contacts and relationships, detachment, a tendency towards isolation, lack of empathy and emotional coldness|
|Schizotypal||Social withdrawal, isolation, difficulty to distinguish between what is real and unreal, difficulty managing feelings and emotions|
Signs to look for ...
Most mental conditions don’t develop all of a sudden and in most cases there are signs to be recognized in evolution by those close to the individual. Here are some of the things you should be concerned about in regard to those dear to you and even to your own well being:
- Social withdrawal, loss of interest in engaging in activities with other people
- Lack of concentration or diminished energy for no particular reason
- New sensitivities, to light, noise or other things previously accepted
- Problems with memory or thought processes
- Rapid and or sudden mood changes
- Lack of initiative in general
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Self harming behavior
- Changes in eating patterns
- Changes in sleep pattern
- Risk seeking behavior not exhibited before
- Taking on new beliefs, exaggerated perceptions
- Feelings of fear, doubt or worry
- Any kind of behavior that would seem different to what that person usually behaves
- Refusing to express one’s feelings out of fear for the reactions and rejection they would cause
Diagnosis services are provided in psychiatric hospitals and community support centers and assessments by observation or survey are done by psychologists and psychiatrists.
Routine diagnostic techniques include interviews that are called mental status examinations where the patient describes their behavior, feelings and what symptoms they have experienced.
Psychological testing on the other hand might include designed test, computerized assessments and in some cases neuroimaging tests.02 Apr, 2015