The DASS is a widely used tool used to measure 3 common emotional states: Depression, Anxiety and Stress.
The DASS consists of 21 questions: 7 questions for each of Depression, Anxiety and Stress.
Depression, Anxiety and Stress are normal feelings for everyone. When these feelings interfere with life, or occur frequently, it is important to seek professional help.
The DASS helps to rate the severity of these symptoms compared to the normal population. Accordingly, your score is on a scale ranging from normal to mild; moderate; severe to extremely severe.
The DASS cannot diagnose a mental illness. A diagnosis can only be made by a health professional so it is important to discuss your score with your GP or your Psychologist.