The following screening questionnaire aims to help you understand your mental health. The questionnaire is the shortened version of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and the CAGE-AID. These are not meant to provide a diagnosis but can be a tool for you to track your mental health and see what resources may be helpful to you. It is free to use for all McGill University students, and takes a few minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and no personal information is collected.

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Little interest or pleasure in doing things

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Feeling tired or having little energy

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Poor appetite or overeating

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading a book or watching television

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite in being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Questions about anxiety.

No
Yes

In the last 4 weeks, have you had an anxiety attack - suddenly feeling fear or panic?

No
Yes

Has this ever happened before?

No
Yes

Do some of these attacks come suddenly out of the blue - that is, in situations where you don't expect to be nervous or uncomfortable?

No
Yes

Do these attacks bother you a lot or are you worried about having another attack?

No
Yes

Think about your last bad anxiety attack.

No
Yes

Were you short of breath?

No
Yes

Did your heart race, pound, or skip?

No
Yes

Did you have chest pain or pressure?

No
Yes

Did you sweat?

No
Yes

Did you feel as if you were choking?

No
Yes

Did you have hot flashes or chills?

No
Yes

Did you have nausea or an upset stomach, or the feeling that you were going to have diarrhea?

No
Yes

Did you feel dizzy, unsteady, or faint?

No
Yes

Did you have tingling or numbness in parts of your body?...

No
Yes

Did you tremble or shake?

No
Yes

Were you afraid you were dying?

No
Yes

Over the last 4 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Feeling nervous, anxious, on edge, or worrying a lot about different things.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Feeling restless so that it is hard to sit still.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Getting tired very easily.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Muscle tension, aches, or soreness.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading a book or watching TV.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Becoming easily annoyed or irritable.

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days

Questions about eating.

No
Yes

Do you often feel that you can't control what or how much you eat?

No
Yes

Do you often eat, within any 2-hour period, what most people would regard as an unusually large amount of food?

No
Yes

Has this been as often, on average, as twice a week for the last three months?

No
Yes

In the last 3 months have you often done any of the following in order to avoid gaining weight?

No
Yes

Made yourself vomit?

No
Yes

Took more than twice the recommended dose of laxatives?

No
Yes

Fasted - not eaten anything at all for at least 24 hours?

No
Yes

Exercised for more than an hour specifically to avoid gaining weight after binge eating?

No
Yes

If you checked YES to any of these ways of avoiding gaining weight, were any as often, on average, as twice a week?

No
Yes

Do you drink alcohol?

No
Yes

Please answer the questions below related to your alcohol use

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you felt you should cut down or stop drinking?

No
Yes

In the last three months, has anyone annoyed you or gotten on your nerves by telling you to cut down or stop drinking?

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you felt guilty or bad about how much you drink?

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you been waking up wanting to have an alcoholic drink?

No
Yes

Have you ever experimented with drugs?

No
Yes

Please answer the questions below related to your drugs use

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you felt you should cut down or stop using drugs?

No
Yes

In the last three months, has anyone annoyed you or gotten on your nerves by telling you to cut down or stop using drugs?

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you felt guilty or bad about how much you use drugs?

No
Yes

In the last three months, have you been waking up wanting to use drugs?

No
Yes

Disclaimer: The PHQ and CAGE-AID are designed as initial screeners for mental health issues. It is not a substitute for a full in-person assessment with a health care professional. Questionnaires such as these have their limitations. There are some individuals with significant issues who will score within the healthy range, and some who are relatively healthy who will score in the clinical range. In addition, there are numerous mental health issues not surveyed by this screening questionnaire. Please take this into consideration when reviewing the results produced.

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