These tests are provided as useful guidance as to whether you may have a particular psychological problem. They are not a diagnosis tool, only a professional in that field can adequately diagnose these conditions.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions identified below, and these are having a seriously negative impact on your life, we would stress that it is advisable for you to seek the guidance of your GP.
If, having taken any of these psychological tests, you would like to have a chat to us about how we might be able to help you, then please do contact us.
Internet Addiction Test
The IAT was the first validated instrument for the self-assessment of internet and computer addiction.
A study by Kimberly Young found that the IAT is a reliable measure, covering the most important elements characteristics of pathological internet use.
This self-assessment questionnaire makes it possible—and practical—to routinely screen children and adults for aggressive tendencies. The questionnaire measures an individual’s aggressive responses and his or her ability to channel those responses in a safe, constructive manner.
This easy to use self-administered patient questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalised anxiety disorder. It is moderately good at screening three other common anxiety disorders – panic disorder (sensitivity 74%, specificity 81%), social anxiety disorder (sensitivity 72%, specificity 80%), and post-traumatic stress disorder (sensitivity 66%, specificity 81%).
The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a self-report mood questionnaire developed by the World Health Organisation. The instrument was constructed by a team led by Professor Per Bech. The MDI differs from many other self-report inventories because it is able to generate an ICD-10 or DSM-IV diagnosis of clinical depression in addition to an estimate of symptom severity.
The Binge Eating Scale is a sixteen item questionnaire used to assess the presence of binge eating behaviour indicative of an eating disorder. It was devised by J. Gormally et al. in 1982 specifically for use with obese individuals. The questions are based upon both behavioural characteristics (e.g., amount of food consumed) and the emotional, cognitive response, guilt or shame.
The Yale–Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale is a test to rate the severity of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms. The scale is used extensively in research and clinical practice to both determine severity of OCD and to monitor improvement during treatment. This scale, which measures obsessions separately from compulsions without being biased towards the type of content of obsessions or compulsions present.
One of the most significant factors that can determine how successful people are in their lives (by success we mean how happy, fulfilled, satisfied, etc) is the degree to which they feel in control of their lives. To what degree they believe that they are able to control the things that happen to them, how much in control of their own emotions and feelings they are, and how “powerful” they feel over their own circumstances.
People who have an appropriate value of themselves cope with life's problems better than people who don't. They tend not to stay in bad relationships, rarely develop addictions to drink or drugs, or get deeply depressed either. Of course, they have their difficulties, just like we all do. But they are better equipped to survive them than individuals who have insufficient regard for themselves.
The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz, a psychiatrist and researcher. This measure assesses the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations.
All conditions that we can treat with hypnotic techniques require two critical elements for success: your desire to make the change, and your maximum effort. If you have these, nothing can stop you!
The material included herein is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician, psychotherapist, or other healthcare professional, whom you should always consult about your circumstances before starting or stopping any medication or any other course of treatment, exercise regimen, or diet.
“… you’ve made me a man again! I can’t thank you enough, and neither can Mrs ******! I wasn’t able to perform [sexually], and have had it like that for years. Going back and finding out why this happened meant that I could deal with it. My only issue is that the sessions aren’t long enough. I felt so good that I didn’t want to come out [of hypnosis]”
“I don’t know how to write this, so bear with me. For years, … I’ve pretended to orgasm so often that … I didn’t think it was even possible. You blew that idea out of my head alright. When I think about it it feels weird. I go to ‘sleep’ and wake up able to have shuddering orgasms but I feel so good about it that I just disregard my own surprise. I will certainly be recommending you.”
“Colin, we’re just back from holiday … I did the self hypnosis trick you showed me and imagined the flight as I wanted to experience it. It was great to be part of the trip this time … I must admit that I felt a little anxious in preparation for the holiday, but stuck with your ‘homework’ and it paid off big time. Thanks, buddy, for all your help.”
“I’ve tried the patches, tried the gum, and it didn’t make a blind bit of difference. I was stunned by what you were telling me in our session, couldn’t believe it, but you took the time to explain it and it really hit home. I AM A NON SMOKER … and I love it. Thank you so much. Can you please tell me why is this not available on the NHS?”
Caroline, East Calder
“Thank you, Colin, for giving me back my self confidence. You know what it’s like and you gave me the encouragement to lose my weight. This time, the weight is falling off me!I’ve lost almost two stones already … I feel in control again.”