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Your Sanity Score

145

based upon your answers, you appear to be experiencing some distress at the moment -- your overall mental health is affected by this distress. People with similar scores tend to experience more difficulty in coping with life, and may feel like they need more help than they're currently getting. Because of this, your mental health could likely use a little boost. If you have been feeling this way for longer than 2 weeks' time, people similar to you have sought out professional care from a mental health professional, such as a psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist.

(The Sanity Score is based upon a scientific algorithm with scores ranging from 0 - 288.)

Your specific subscores are below (subscales range from 0 - 100). Under the graph of subscores, you will find additional information regarding the meaning of any significant scores or areas that may be of concern.



General Coping

 61

Life Events

 66

Depression

 84

Anxiety

 74

Phobias

 58

Self-Esteem

 67

Eating Disorders

 25

Schizophrenia

 20

Dissociation

 8

Mania

 45

Sexual Issues

 19

Relationship Issues

100

Alcohol

 50

Drugs

 42

Physical Issues

 0

Smoking Issues

 50

Gambling Issues

 0

Technology Issues

 38

Obsessions/Compulsions

 63

Posttraumatic Stress

 50

Borderline Traits

 33

 



Your BMI: 20.6
Your body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI correlates with body fat. The relation between fatness and BMI differs with age and gender. For example, women are more likely to have a higher percent of body fat than men for the same BMI. On average, older people may have more body fat than younger adults with the same BMI.


Your BMI:

You may be:

Below 18.5

Underweight

18.5 - 24.9

Normal

25.0 - 29.9

Overweight

30.0 and Above

Obese


 General Coping: People with similar scores as yours tend to feel overwhelmed by life or specific things in life right now. You appear to express a great degree of unhappiness with life right now, which strongly suggests a change would be helpful, such as seeking out professional help or talking to a doctor about your concerns.

 Life Events: You're experiencing events in your life that typically would negatively affect most people's overall mental health. When we experience the loss of someone or something important in our lives, or are dealing with an overwhelming amount of things in our lives, we typically have a harder time keeping it together. This also will generally affect most people's moods.

 Depression: People with scores similar to yours are typically suffering from a moderate to severe depressive episode. This is also known as clinical depression or just plain depression. People who have answered similarly to you typically qualify for a diagnosis of major depression and have sought professional treatment for this disorder. 

You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, if would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from a trained mental health professional soon to rule out a possible depressive disorder.

 Anxiety: People with scores similar to yours may be suffering from moderate to high anxiety, symptoms that might typically qualify a person for the diagnosis of an anxiety disorder. Sometimes people who feel such anxiety symptoms don't realize that their body may be trying to tell them something. Look for patterns in your behavior, such as when and what circumstances under which you experience the symptoms you've described. For example, if it occurs prior to public speaking and your job requires a lot of presentations you may want to find ways to calm yourself before speaking or let others do some of the presentations. 

You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, if would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from a trained mental health professional soon to rule out a possible anxiety disorder. 



 Phobias: People with scores similar to yours typically are diagnosed with a simple or specific phobia, which is an irrational fear of certain objects or situations, such as being afraid of heights, snakes, or enclosed spaces. Generally most people with this kind of concern simply avoid the object or situation. If it is of serious concern, often people with similar scores will seek out professional help to cure the person of the irrational fear. Such therapy usually only takes a dozen or so sessions, and in some cases much less.

 Self-Esteem: People with scores similar to yours express some major concerns with their self-esteem. Self-esteem is most often the product of our upbringing and personalities. It is something that a self-help book or psychotherapist can help a person learn to readily improve in even just a few sessions.

Eating Disorders: People with scores similar to yours often have a trait or two associated with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. Eating disorders occur due to poor self-image and self-esteem, often as a result of childhood experiences. People with scores similar to yours often go through life with a somewhat unhealthy attitude and approach to eating, but aren't bothered by it enough to seek professional assistance for it. If it is causing you concern, however, you should consider talking to a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.



Mania & Bipolar Disorder: People with scores similar to yours often complain of symptoms commonly associated with bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depression), or a minor form of bipolar disorder (called bipolar II). Bipolar disorder is characterized by a swing in moods from depression to mania (having racing thoughts, an excess of energy, inability to maintain attention, etc.). Bipolar disorder at this level may interfere with a person's normal, everyday life and sometimes impair functioning in social relationships, work, school, and other areas of one's life.. 

People who report similar levels of bipolar symptoms may benefit from professional treatment for their concern through a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

 Relationship Issues: People with scores similar to yours often complain about one or more serious relationship issues. Relationship issues at this level are often serious and can result in a relationship failing if they are not addressed by both parties (through some type of intervention, whether it be a self-help book or couple's counseling or such).

Alcohol/Drug Issues: People with scores similar to yours often have an ongoing but moderate problem with either alcohol or drugs. People often believe the problem is "under control," but whether it actually is or not really depends on specific factors in your life. If others in your life have talked to you about your alcohol or drug use, and you still have not reduced it, that may be an indication of a more serious issue that you should seek help for.

Smoking: People with scores similar to yours often complain about smoking, want to quit, or feel they smoke too much. If you want to quit smoking, it is suggested you attempt to do so with a two-pronged approach:

  1. A stop smoking self-help workbook or support group (or online support group)
  2. A nicotine gum or patch to help curb the cravings

Either one alone decreases your chances of being successful in curbing your smoking. While some people can quit cold-turkey, most people find using both of the above strategies the most effective in helping them quit and stay away from smoking long-term.

Technology Issues: People with scores similar to yours sometimes complain about having difficulty controlling their time or use of the Internet and other technologies. They may check email obsessively, or IM friends all the time. Generally, most people do not consider this a problem or issue unless it is seriously affecting your relationships with your friends, your family members, or your significant other.

 Obsessions & Compulsions: People with scores similar to yours often have an obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can view symptoms and treatment options for this disorder. This is not a diagnosis, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek a professional diagnosis from a trained mental health professional in your community at your earliest convenience.



Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): People with scores similar to yours sometimes have a trait or two associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder characterized by reliving a suffered trauma through flashbacks, nightmares or other recollections of the event. People who experience only mild PTSD symptoms often do not seek out further professional treatment or assistance for the occasional flashback or nightmare.

Borderline Traits: People with scores similar to yours sometimes have a trait or two that is commonly associated with borderline personality disorder. Generally people with such traits do not seek out or need additional mental health treatment, but it is good knowledge to have.

Recommendations

 You have 8 serious concerns that we've identified. Generally such concerns should be checked out with a mental health professional as soon as you can. You can find a mental health professional within your local community through your insurance provider or through qn online therapist directory. Get help immediately if these concerns are overwhelming or you feel your health or safety is at risk.

You have 7 milder concerns that we've identified. Such concerns may be a part of an ordinary person's usual up's and down's in life. However, if any of these issues cause you worry or concern, please consult with your physician or a mental health professional for further information.

lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F Jan 28, 2011

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