This is an interactive version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales.

Introduction: The DASS is a measure of mental health focusing on the three traits of depression, anxiety and stress. The DASS was designed by Syd Lovibond and Peter Lovibond at the University of New South Wales in 1995.

Procedure: The test consists of a list of 42 symptoms, each of which is to be rated on a four point scale of how much you had that symptom in the last week.

Participation: This test is provided for educational use only. It should not be used as psychological advice of any kind and comes without any guarantee of accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose. Also, your responses may be recorded and anonymously used for research or otherwise distributed.

  • Lovibond, P.F. & Lovibond, S.H. (1995). The structure of negative emotional states: Comparison of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) with the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33, 335-343.
  • "Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)". Psychology Foundation of Australia.