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Self-Assessment Tools

Use these self-assessment tools to help you understand what you may be dealing with and decide whether you could benefit from professional help. The primary purpose of a screening tool is to detect early signs of a problem or risk factors for a condition. A positive screening result is NOT an indication that a person would be diagnosed with a clinical condition or disorder. If you have a positive screening result, explore the possibility that a consultion with a mental health professional is indicated.

  • Screening for Mental Health - anonymous, online screening available 24/7 for depressison, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and alcohol/substance misuse; provides information on conditions and lists campus and community resources for follow up.
  • ULifeline.org - anonymous, online screening available 24/7; an online resource for university students providing facts/information about mental health and wellness, as well as local and campus services and referrals.
  • PsychCentral.com - use this brief, time-saving questionnaire to help determine whether seeing a mental health professional for further diagnosis and treatment is indicated.
  • Adult ADD/ADHD Screening Test - Use this quiz to help determine if you need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of ADD or ADHD as an adult.
  • Anxiety Screening Test - Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of an anxiety or panic disorder.
  • Eating Attitudes Test - Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of anorexia, bulimia, or another eating disorder.
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) PDF - This questionnaire is a self-administered diagnostic instrument for common mental disorders. While it can be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression in at-risk populations, it is not a screening tool for depression. The PHQ-9 is used to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.