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mental health mondays :: test time!

hm. i saw that i hadn't posted on the blog in three days and that made me stressed. you think that's a sign of some kind of obsessive-compulsive behaviour? well, it's not a particularly harmful sort of behaviour, at least.

since last week's post was fairly heavy and fairly long, i decided to go a bit easy this week and just link some interesting online tests i've found. have a crack at them and enjoy!

so you think you know about crazy?

a few tests designed to see how much you know about the many levels of nut-dom.

CHECK OUT THE TESTS AND MY RESULTS!



1. a test from the canadian mental health agency that questions your views on mental health.
my score :: 100%
honestly, the answers kind of give it away on this one, but go ahead and see what you make of it.

2. a quiz from a u.s. television network that appears easy, but gets trickier than you might think.ignore the last question as far as your score is concerned, it's silly.
my score :: 8/ 11 with the silly end question, 7/10 without
the percentage questions and the organisation name question stumped me on this one.

3. a quiz from cambridge university on mental health facts.
my score :: 8/9
i won't share the question that tripped me up, because i think to do so would give an unfair advantage. i will say that it was one where i was pretty damn sure i had the right answer, though.

4. short but fiendishly difficult u.k. quiz [warning- a lot of the questions are u.k.-centric, but still worth doing]
my score :: 6/10
this one got me buggered up all over the place. one i pretty much knew i got wrong, but went for it anyway. the others... well, take the test and see how you do.

5. a quickie, easy quiz from the canadian association for mental health
my score :: 12/13
one stupid little screw up on my part... should've been perfect.

6. awesome little quiz from the discovery channel!
my score :: 17/20
i admit, i flunked some of the questions about kids and childhood mental disorders... one more reason why the world is happy i'm not a parent...

all right, so you know everything there is to know about mental health. how about quizzing yourself on what disorders you might have or to which you might be disposed?

try out the psych central tests and quizzes!

here are some sample results i got:

adult adhd quiz :: 91 [serious adhd likely]

anxiety screening quiz :: 49 [severe anxiety]

autism/ asperger's screening :: 27 [no autism]

bipolar quiz :: 59 [serious symptoms]
i would like to point out that i think the maximum score on this quiz is 60.

depression quiz :: 61 [severe depression]
although characterised as severe, there are two categories higher than the one in which i fall.

given the fact that i have been feeling more "low" than "high", i skipped the mania quiz. i'll go back and take it when i'm in more of an "up" mood and i have a feeling i'll blow out the roof on that quiz too.

ocd quiz :: 19 [ocd likely]

schizophrenia quiz :: 16 ["you appear to have some early signs commonly associated with schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related disorder"]

based on these tests, it would seem that i have virtually every psychological disorder on the books. i don't. but it does make an interesting argument for how difficult it can be to separate one type of disorder from another. many of the symptoms are incredibly similar and this speaks to the need to get the best psychological help you can find in order to increase the odds of your getting the correct diagnosis.

and for curiosity's sake, i thought that i would take the "workplace bullying" quiz based on a very negative work experience i had while i was living in toronto. actually, i could say that this applies equally to jobs i've had with two different companies. i'd like to underline the fact that neither of these has been in the time since i moved back to montreal in 2008.

my score :: 44, meaning "you have answered this quiz in a manner consistent with people who are consistently and overtly bullied in their workplace"

so a big thanks to those who helped make my mental state that much worse over a period of years.

and to those who aren't sure if they're being bullied in the workplace- take the quiz and if you get a positive result, start looking elsewhere. bad employers are like the cancer of mental health.

feel free to share your results!

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