Psychological distress

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Psychological distress (or mental distress) is a non-specific term used to describe an overall negative emotional state [1].

MeasuresEdit

Strengths and Difficulties QuestionnaireEdit

An observer screening tool:

  1. Goodman, R. (1997) The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: a research note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581 -586.
  2. Goodman, R., Meltzer, H. & Bailey, V. (1998) The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: a pilot study on the validity of the self-report version. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 125 -130.
  3. Goodman, R., Ford, T., Simmons, H., et al (2000) Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to screen for child psychiatric disorders in a community sample. British Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 534 -539.

The everyday feeling questionnaireEdit

  1. Uher, R., & Goodman, R. (2010). The everyday feeling questionnaire: The structure and validation of a measure of psychological well-being and distress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45, 413-423. doi: 10.1007/s00127-009-0074-9

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lovibond, S. H., & Lovibond, P. F. (1995a). The structure of negative emotional states: Comparison of the depression anxiety stress scales (DASS) with the beck depression and anxiety inventories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33, 335-343.

See alsoEdit

  1. Mental health
  2. Mental distress