Free Self-Assessments

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS)

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress are all negative feelings.

The University of New South Wales in Australia developed a questionnaire to measure all three of them using one questionnaire, known as DASS.

The DASS-42 is a 42-item self-report scale designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress.

The principal value of the DASS in a clinical setting is to clarify the locus of emotional disturbance, as part of the broader task of clinical assessment.

The essential function of the DASS is to assess the severity of the core symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.

As the scales of the DASS have been shown to have high internal consistency and to yield meaningful discriminations in a variety of settings, the scales should meet the needs of both researchers and clinicians who wish to measure current state or change in state over time (e.g., in the course of treatment).

Please clink “DASS-42” for the assessment and click the button of “Submit Survey” for the result.

Scoring Guide

DASS (42) Scoring Depression Anxiety Stress
Normal 0-9 0-7 0-14
Mild 10-13 8-9 15-18
Moderate 14-20 10-14 19-25
Severe 21-27 15-19 26-33
Extremely Severe 28+ 20+ 34+

Reference: Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (2nd. Ed.). Sydney: Psychology Foundation.