Stress Rating Scale

How stressful is your life? Positive life events may be as stressful as disasters. For example, marriage, usually considered a happy event, rates 50 on the scale of life change units, just below having arguments with your spouse or partner.

Review the following life changing events, print out this page and circle the unit values for all the events you have experienced during the past year. Compare your total to the chart below. A more conservative approach can be obtained by using a 6-month period.

Items beginning with “change in…” can mean an improvement or a decline in life conditions. Either can be as costly a decline. A stressful adjustment may be required.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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