Aerious Jeffery
PSYC 2301. S09
10 Point Extra Credit Assignment
For the Depression and Anxiety Stress Test, my results were mostly accurate. The test is designed to measure the three most common, negative emotions. The results are divided into three sections: depression, anxiety , and stress. The depression scale estimates  dysphoria, hopelessness, devaluation of life, self-deprecation, lack of interest/involvement, anhedonia, and inertia. The aniexty scale measures autonomic arousal, skeletal muscle effects, situational anxiety, and subjective experience of anxious affect. Lastly, the stress scale measures difficulty relaxing, nervous arousal, and being easily upset/agitated, irritable/over-reactive and impatient.
The score for the stress level and anxiety level were normal. The stress level was a score eight and fourteen is the normal level. The anxiety level was a score of seven, which is a normal level. On the other hand, the results for depression were different. The score was a fourteen, which is considered a moderate level. A score of nine is normal for depression. According to the Depression and Anxiety Stress Test, the causes from the results are by the feeling of self- disparaging, being pessimistic about the future, and also being convinced that life has no meaning or value.
Overall, the results from this particular test is not amusing, they are what I expected. This is because of the causes relating to the emotions being experienced. After receiving the results, I consider the test to be truthful and believable and have come to conclude that even though the depression is present now, it doesn't have to be present and can improve.