Psychopathology Distress Test

READ THIS FIRST: Now we are going to ask you some questions about events in your life that are frightening, upsetting, or stressful to most people. Please think back over your whole life when you answer these questions. Some of these questions may be about upsetting events you don’t usually talk about. Your answers are important, but you do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to. Thank you.



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Please rate the CURRENT (i.e. LAST 2 WEEKS) SEVERITY of your insomnia problem(s).

Nervousness or shakiness inside
Repeated unpleasant thoughts that won't leave your mind
Faintness or dizziness
Loss of sexual interest or pleasure
Feeling critical of others
The idea that someone else can control your thoughts
Feeling others are to blame for most of your troubles
Trouble remembering things
Worried about sloppiness or carelessness
Feeling easily annoyed or irritated
Pains in heart or chest
Feeling afraid in open spaces or on the streets
Feeling low in energy or slowed down
Thoughts of ending your life
Hearing voices that other people do not hear
Feeling that most people cannot be trusted
Poor appetite
Crying easily
Feeling shy or uneasy with the opposite sex
Feelings of being trapped or caught
Suddenly scared for no reason
Temper outbursts that you could not control
Feeling afraid to go out of your house alone
Blaming yourself for things
Pains in lower back
Feeling blocked in getting things done
Feeling lonely
Feeling blue
Worrying too much about things
Feeling no interest in things
Feeling fearful
Your feelings being easily hurt
Other people being aware of your private thoughts
Feeling others do not understand you or are unsympathetic
Feeling that people are unfriendly or dislike you
Having to do things very slowly to insure correctness
Heart pounding or racing
Nausea or upset stomach
Feeling inferior to others
Soreness of your muscles
Feeling that you are watched or talked about by others
Trouble falling asleep
Having to check and double-check what you do
Difficulty making decisions
Feeling afraid to travel on buses, subways, or trains
Trouble getting your breath
Hot or cold spells
Having to avoid certain things, places, or activities because they frighten you
Your mind going blank
Numbness or tingling in parts of your body
A lump in your throat
Feeling hopeless about the future
Trouble concentrating
Feeling weak in parts of your body
Feeling tense or keyed up
Heavy feelings in your arms or legs
Thoughts of death or dying
Feeling uneasy when people are watching or talking about you
Having thoughts that are not your own

Having urges to beat, injure, or harm someone

Awakening in the early morning

Having to repeat the same actions such as  touching, counting, or washing
Sleep that is restless or disturbed
Having urges to break or smash things
Having ideas or beliefs that others do not share
Feeling very self-conscious with others
Feeling uneasy in crowds, such as shopping or at a movie
Feeling everything is an effort
Spells of terror or panic
Feeling uncomfortable about eating or drinking in public
Getting into frequent arguments
Feeling nervous when you are left alone
Others not giving you proper credit for your achievements
Feeling lonely even when you are with people
Feeling so restless you couldn't sit still
Feelings of worthlessness

The feeling that something bad is going to happen to you

Shouting or throwing things

Feeling afraid you will faint in public  

Feeling that people will take advantage of you if you let them

Having thoughts about sex that bother you a lot
The idea that you should be punished for your sins
Thoughts and images of a frightening nature
The idea that something serious is wrong with your body
Never feeling close to another person
Feelings of guilt
The idea that something is wrong with your mind