You are about to take the new, improved version of the Epstein Mental Health Inventory (EMHI), a brief test that will help you determine whether you might benefit from consulting with a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, or other mental health professional. Designed by Dr. Robert Epstein, one of America's most distinguished research psychologists, this test screens for the most common behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disorders experienced by adults, based on standard diagnostic criteria used by psychotherapists.
The original version of the test was scientifically validated with an international sample of 3,400 people (Epstein & Muzzatti, 2011, Journal of Technology in Human Services). The new version has been made consistent with the "DSM 5," the diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association, released in May 2013. The new test is also far more readable than the original version. While staying true to DSM guidelines, the new test is written from beginning to end in plain language, avoiding technical jargon.
Please note that this screening tool cannot give you an official diagnosis; only a qualified, licensed mental health professional can do that. In addition, this test is intended for English speakers, primarily in the U.S. and Canada. If you are not fluent in English, or if you are from some other part of the world, the results might not be valid for you.
Answer each question honestly, and click only on the statements with which you agree. The test takes only about 5 minutes to complete.
Before we get to the inventory itself, we will ask you a few basic questions about yourself. Demographic information is being collected for research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential. Remember: click only on the statements with which you agree.