DASS - 42 [?]
(As used by psychologists and professionals)


Please read each statement and select 0, 1, 2 or 3 which indicates how much the statement applied to you over the past week.
There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.

The rating scale is as follows:
0 - NEVER (Did not apply to me at all)
1 - SOMETIMES (Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time)
2 - OFTEN (Applied to me to a considerable degree, or a good part of time)
3 - MOST OF THE TIME (Applied to me very much, or most of the time)
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1I found myself getting upset by quite trivial things
2I was aware of dryness of my mouth
3I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all
4I experienced breathing difficulty (eg, excessively rapid breathing, breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion)
5I just couldn't seem to get going
6I tended to over-react to situations
7I had a feeling of shakiness (eg, legs going to give way)
8I found it difficult to relax
9I found myself in situations that made me so anxious I was most relieved when they ended
10I felt that I had nothing to look forward to
11I found myself getting upset rather easily
12I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy
13I felt sad and depressed
14I found myself getting impatient when I was delayed in any way (eg, lifts, traffic lights, being kept waiting)
15I had a feeling of faintness
16I felt that I had lost interest in just about everything
17I felt I wasn't worth much as a person
18I felt that I was rather touchy
19I perspired noticeably (eg, hands sweaty) in the absence of high temperatures or physical exertion
20I felt scared without any good reason
21I felt that life wasn't worthwhile
22I found it hard to wind down
23I had difficulty in swallowing
24I couldn't seem to get any enjoyment out of the things I did
25I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion (eg, sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat)
26I felt down-hearted and blue
27I found that I was very irritable
28I felt I was close to panic
29I found it hard to calm down after something upset me
30I feared that I would be "thrown" by some trivial but unfamiliar task
31I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything
32I found it difficult to tolerate interruptions to what I was doing
33I was in a state of nervous tension
34I felt I was pretty worthless
35I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing
36I felt terrified
37I could see nothing in the future to be hopeful about
38I felt that life was meaningless
39I found myself getting agitated
40I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself
41I experienced trembling (eg, in the hands)
42I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things