Psychological tests

Screening for depression in children

A depressive episode in a young child often manifests as somatic complaints and agitated behaviour. Depressed children may have normal sleep and appetite. Children often refer to depressive feelings in terms of anger, or feeling “mad” rather than sad.Negativistic behaviour, anger, truancy, impulsivity and alcohol or illicit substance use can develop secondary to a depressive…

The severity of somatic symptoms

Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by an extreme focus on physical symptoms — such as pain or fatigue — that causes major emotional distress and problems functioning. The PHQ-15 is widely used as an open-access screening instrument for somatisation syndromes in different health care settings. Take the PHQ-15 online, instant results. PHQ 15 ONLINE Here…

Screening test for anxiety in children

Anxiety disorders are characterized by fear, worry, or dread that is is disproportionate to the circumstances at hand and greatly impairs the child's ability to function normally . Anxiety may result in physical symptoms. Early identification and treatment of anxiety in children leads to better outcomes. The SCARED is a child and parent self-report instrument…

What does your child think of their support systems?

A support system consists of the people and processes you have in place to help you in your everyday life. Support systems are extremely important for children. Optimal support systems can help children enhance skills, resolve problems and promote optimal development. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) is a 12-item scale designed to…

ADHD screening test for children

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that can be treated. As the name suggests, it is characterized by symptoms such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. Although the symptoms of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity begin in childhood, it can lead to continuing issues in adolescence and adulthood. The SWAN is an 18-item parent questionnaire…

OCD Screening test for children

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by the presence of intrusive obsessions and distressing compulsions. OCD causes considerable distress and often disrupts normal work and occupational functioning. It was once believed that OCD was a rare disorder, but its prevalence has been on the rise. The Short Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder Screener (SOCS) is recommended by the National…

Screening for specific learning disabilities

Specific learning disability (SLD) typically hampers with a child's academic performance despite normal or above average intelligence. Having a learning disability affects a child’s ability to deal with information, to read, write, speak ad/or do maths. Early detection of specific learning disorders can help make life far easier for children affected by them. Take a…

Screening for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a commonly diagnosed group of behavioral problems in children and adolescents. ODD is characterized by a pattern of an angry or irritable mood, defiant or argumentative behavior, and vindictiveness toward people in authority. The child's behavior may be present in one or more social situations. Take a ODD screening test…

Alzheimer’s Dementia Screening test

Alzheimer's is a gradually progressive dementia which presents initially with short term memory loss, word-finding difficulty, naming problems, difficultly with complex tasks, way-finding difficulties and problems with perception. As the disease progresses, the person gradually loses the ability to care for themselves, relate to the environment and communicate. The Alzheimer's disease 8(AD8) is sensitive to…

The Lewy body composite risk score

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of alpha-synuclein in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, affect chemicals in the brain which lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood. The Composite Risk Score discriminated between individuals likely to have underlying Lewy body disease from those who did not.…

Alcohol use disorder identification test online

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is an alcohol screening instrument, this version of which is prepared for patient self-reporting. The AUDIT questionnaire is a 10-item alcohol screen that helps identify persons who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence). Take the online alcohol use disorder screening…

The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test

Some people claim that marijuana is safe and that its a safe alternative to tobacco and/or alcohol and that it has magical healing powers. Attitudes toward cannabis are also constantly changing, a number of countries are choosing to legalize marijuana and have passed medical marijuana laws. The Cannabis Use Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R) is a brief…

Screening test for nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking is one of the largest global contributors to disease and premature death. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of cancers of the mouth and throat, lung, oesophagus, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, stomach, colon, rectum, and liver, further it increases the risk for heart attack, stroke and a number of terrible lung diseases. Smoking is…

Self-rated mania scale

Mania is characterized by extremely elevated and excitable mood and is usually associated with bipolar disorder. The Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale (ASRM) is a five-item scale that assesses mood, self-confidence, sleep disturbance, speech, and activity level over a week. Take the Altman self rated mania scale online, instant results. Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale Here are…

Screening test for depression in the elderly

Depression is a disorder (no need to be offended, mental illnesses are like diabetes and hypertension, disorders with a biological basis that need treatment), characterized by a pervasive sad mood, a lack of interest in previously pleasurable activities and unexplained tiredness. It is often accompanied by sleep disturbances, low confidence levels, a decreased appetite and…