STRESS ASSESSMENT QUIZ

The Stress Test is a system for ranking your perceived level of stress in relation to 40 different changes in relationships and life styles and situations, from the death of a close family member to a promotion at work. The total score is calculated to determine the level of stress in your life at this particular time.

Why is it important to know the level of stress in our lives? So we can develop skills to help us deal with the level of stress in our lives before the danger zone is reached, because high levels of stress can cause memory loss, wreak havoc on our brain as well as on our immune system.

 Event
Stressor Rating
Personal Perception Multiplier (1-10)
Score
       
Death of your child
 
100
  =
Death of your spouse
 
99
  =
Life-threatening illness
 
95
  =
Prison Term
 
80
  =
Divorce
 
78
  =
Marital separation
 
68
  =
Death of a parent or sibling
 
68
  =
Fired from your job
 
65
  =
Pregnancy
 
60
  =
Hospitalization for serious illness
 
58
  =
Marriage
 
57
  =
Foreclosure on a mortgage
 
57
  =
Serious illness in the family
 
55
  =
Birth of a child
 
50
  =
Demotion at work
 
50
  =
Lawsuit against you
 
50
  =
Retirement
 
49
  =
Sexual problems
 
45
  =
Laid off from work
 
43
  =
Problems with boss
 
40
  =
Major business change
 
40
  =
Major change in finances
 
39
  =
Move to a new town
 
38
  =
Death of a close friend
 
38
  =
Change Careers
 
38
  =
Change in frequency of arguments with spouse
 
35
  =
Change in sleep habits
 
31
  =
Problems with co-workers
 
30
  =
Assuming a mortgage of over 25% of net earnings
 
29
  =
Birth of first grandchild
 
28
  =
Children leaving home
 
27
  =
Problems with extended family
 
25
  =
Significant lifestyle change
 
24
  =
Illness of more than one week
 
23
  =
Promotion at work
 
23
  =
Change in political or religious beliefs
 
20
  =
Assuming a mortgage of over 20% of net earnings
 
18
  =
Change in social life
 
17
  =
Change in diet
 
15
  =
Vacation
 
10
  =
Minor legal problem
 
10
  =
     
     
 
Total Score  

(Quiz reproduced from the book Brain Longevity by permission of the author Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.)

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