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First you can see some summaries of your results. As a rule of thumb, having a high score in a scale means having more problems in that particular scale.
Then you can see your results in each individual scale.
You are not satisfied with your appearance
You are not satisfied with your free time
You've had big changes or situations in the last months and this could have affected your mental health
Your symptoms are affecting your life
The satisfaction scale shows your satisfaction in different areas of your life. There's also an average for all the areas combined. If you have a higher number in the satisfaction scale, it means that you are more satisfied.
Life situations shows how many stressful situations have happened to you in the last months. If you have a higher number in the life situations scale, it means that you had more stressful situations.
Affected function shows how your symptoms are affecting you in your everyday life. If you have a higher number in the function scale, it means that your life is more affected by your symptoms.
You are feeling down and tired
You are feeling anxiety
You are having problems because you try to avoid making mistakes and seek perfection
You feel social anxiety
In this summary you can see the thoughts, feelings and states of mind that are causing you problems. In all these scales, having a higher number means having more problems in that particular scale.
The things that we think and feel tend to be the source of our problems. It is because of our thoughts and feelings that we behave in ways that hurt us.
The treatment of each of these problems might be different. Some of them need to be treated with medicines, while others can also be treated with therapy or life changes.
You could improve your sleeping habits
You have signs of alcohol addiction
In this summary you can see the actions, reactions and addictions that might be causing you problems. In all these scales, having a higher number means having more problems in that particular scale.
The only exception is the training scale, where the score correlates with the amount of training that you do.
We often do these behaviours as a reaction to our feelings. They are a way of escaping or defending us from our feelings.
The root of these behaviours can often be found in our childhood or in traumatic situations that have happened to us.
You are having some problems sleeping
In this summary you can see different functions of your life. These functions include things like sleeping, eating, having sex or the executive functions. These functions can be affected by very different things, not only by mental health problems.
In all these scales, having a higher number means having more problems in that particular scale.
The only exception is the sexual energy scale, where the score correlates with your sexual energy.
Sometimes mental health problems arise from problems in these functions. For example, if you are not sleeping well, you might feel anxious or depressed.
Your life satisfaction indicates how happy you are with different areas of life. It's important to look at the average, but also to look if some areas are much lower than others. In this scale, having a higher score means that you are more satisfied with that area.
Your function indicates if your symptoms are affecting you in your daily life. It helps to set in perspective how difficult is it for you to get by in life.
This scale shows how many stressful situations or changes have you had in the last months. Even positive changes in life can be stressful and put a toll on your mental health.
This scale indicates how often do you feel down, tired or worthless. It's not exactly the same as being depressed.
There are different reasons to feel those feelings. For example, traumatic experiences in your childhood, a recent loss in your life, or certain medical conditions.
This scale indicates different aspects related with suicide. Please remember that your life is worthy and, even if you feel like hurting you, those feelings will eventually disappear.
Remember that you can call these telephone lines and talk with them. They are waiting for your call!
This scale indicates how elevated has your mood been. This means how happy, activated and unstable have you felt. Even if these are mostly positive feelings, it can be damaging when it becomes extreme.
A high score in this scale can be an indicative of mania, which is an excessively elevated mood combined with other symptoms.
You can see here your general level of anxiety. Anxiety is a natural feeling that helps us in our daily life so we can know what is dangerous and what isn't. But sometimes anxiety becomes a burden in our life. If anxiety is affecting you in your everyday life, it might be a good time to seek help. There are many forms of therapy that are proven to improve anxiety, like cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or metacognitive therapy (MCT).
This is a subtype of anxiety related to difficulties after a very stressful event has happened. It can be related to diagnosis like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
It is common to feel these symptoms after being exposed to a traumatic situation. Many times they improve with time, but for some people the symptoms don't get better and keep affecting them in everyday life.
There are different treatments that help improve PTSD and CPTSD, like medication or therapy.
Please seek help if you've experienced a traumatic situation and you're not feeling well. There's help for you!
Panic anxiety is a type of anxiety that is characterized by extreme fear and physical symptoms, like heart racing or sweating. Many people suffering panic anxiety think they are dying or having a heart attack. After suffering a panic attack, it is common to worry about having more panic attacks. This worry can trigger panic anxiety, becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Social anxiety is characterized by feeling evaluated and avoiding social situations. When it gets out of control, it can be very incapacitating and prevent the person from leaving their house or meeting people. Social anxiety can also be a sign of other conditions, like autism or ADHD.
The key when treating social anxiety is to stop avoiding social situations as much as possible.
Most people have some phobia or fear, but they aren't usually very incapacitating. For other people, phobias become too intense and start interfering with life. In those cases, it is important to seek treatment and find the best solution.
Sleeping is an essential function that gets worse with many mental health problems. It is also common to have mental problems as a consequence of sleeping poorly. That's why regulating sleep is an important first step towards a better mental health.
Your sleeping habits can affect the amount and the quality of your sleep. If you aren't sleeping well, improving your sleeping habits should be your first priority.
Narcolepsy is a neurological condition characterized by falling asleep suddenly and muscle weakness when feeling strong emotions. If you show these symptoms you should see a doctor.
Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia characterized by abnormal experiences when waking up or falling asleep.
Sleep arousal can be linked with traumatic experiences. Also with diagnosis like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
Sleep apnea is a difficulty to breath while sleeping. Obesity is the most important risk factor. It can cause many serious health and mental health problems.
Sleepwalking is characterized by doing things when sleeping without being fully aware of it.
Restless legs syndrome is an unpleasant feeling that happens usually at night in arms or legs and improves when moving the affected limbs. It is a neurological condition.
Having an active lifestyle is important to stay healthy. It is also an effective way of boosting mental health. Training regularly can help improve all kinds of mental problems. In some cases, it's as effective as taking medication.
Overtraining and an excessive focus on training can also become a problem for some people.
There's a strong link between our digestive system and our brain. Serotonin is the substance that antidepressants target in our brain. And 90% of the serotonin in our bodies is produced in our digestive system. That's why eating healthy is important for your health in general, but also for your mental health.
Alcohol can be extremely damaging to your health and mental health. Drinking frequently increases dramatically your chances of suffering anxiety and depression. And if you were already anxious and depressed before drinking, alcohol will worsen your symptoms in the long run. Quitting alcohol should be one of your highest priorities if you are suffering mental health problems.
Remember to contact your doctor if you quit alcohol and feel shaky and sweaty, because alcohol abstinence can be dangerous.
These are some extra things to think about if you are experiencing mental health problems.
If you have access to weapons and have thoughts about harming yourself or harming others, it might be best to put the weapons away.
If you are having contact with minors, you should think about how your mental problems might be affecting them. Maybe you need help with them while you are feeling bad.
If you have a driving license, it might be important to think about how your mental state affects driving. For example, are you taking medication that makes you sleepy or slower?