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The test was designed in 2005, intended to create a valid but easy-to-use online mental health screening measure that would help people assess how emotionally healthy they were.

The Psych Check-up Test's development in 2005 and 2006 came from using discriminate analysis from the existing set of online tests published by Psych Central to find items that would work well and maintained their validity as subscales within the new test.

What Does the Test Actually Mean?

The Psych Check-Up Test's score as a result of taking the test doesn't mean anything (just as IQ doesn't mean anything in the real world, but we place meaning upon it). It is merely a numerical expression of one's overall emotional health, life stressors, and other factors that contribute to its creation.

A score above 150 indicate significant distress in a person's life, and strongly indicate that person should be seeking further professional assistance for their concerns. Scores under 50 indicate a person with little distress or mental health issues in their lives. Scores in-between 50 and 150 indicate an increasing amount of overall, general distress.

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