Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a specific situation, and anxiety is a reaction to stress.
Most people say that stress has a moderate impact on their lives. It usually disappears when stressors disappear. However, chronic stress can cause anxiety or depression, and that is why it is important to take measures to reduce or eliminate it whenever possible. Chronic stress can affect your health, causing symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain or palpitations, rashes or loss of sleep.
DASS-21 is a test that assesses your emotional state from the last period of time and focuses on three dimensions: depression, anxiety and stress. Stress in the workplace has been increasing for years and the time off taken by employees is pretty common. If you're worried, unsure, or just curious about your current level of depression, anxiety, and stress, this self-assessment test can give you some preliminary results.
Answer every question as honestly as possible, and if you feel you need to talk to a specialist, we are here for you.
DISCLAIMER: The DASS-21 is a scale designed in 1995 by Syd Lovibond and Peter Lovibond of the University of New South Wales in Australia. It examines three distinct but interconnected topics: depression, anxiety and stress. The study conducted in 2005 in the United Kingdom (1794 participants) together with the one from 2017 from Vietnam (1745 participants) showed that this scale is a safe method to discover the first symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress but also for recurrent testing to determine whether the symptoms have progressed or not. The evaluation does not indicate a diagnosis. To determine any potential diagnosis, discuss the results with an ATLAS specialist.