Stress is a natural part of life. But too much stress can negatively affect your health, especially if it goes unmanaged for an extended time.

Determining your stress level is important to your well-being. If you’re dealing with an unhealthy amount of stress, you can take steps to reduce stress and improve how you feel.

This short questionnaire is for anyone who wants to better understand how stressed they are when taking the test.

These questions can help you figure out your stress level and whether you need to reduce your stress level or seek the help of a healthcare or mental health professional.

If you’ve been wondering how stressed you are, taking a brief stress test online like this one can offer deeper insight.

This stress level test is not meant to be used as a diagnostic tool.

Based on your answers to the questions, you’ll receive a result that gives you an idea of how stressed you are. But the results won’t tell you whether your health is at risk from the stress you’re experiencing.

If you’re concerned about your stress levels, the physical symptoms of stress, or you’d like a health screening, consider seeing a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, for help.


How stressed are you? This test will give you an idea of how much stress you are dealing with in your life right now.

Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. This takes most people about 5 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

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This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

How can I test my stress level?

You can test your stress level in many ways. The most effective option is to consult a healthcare or mental health professional for a health screening and professional medical advice. In the meantime, quizzes like this one may give you a general idea of how stressed you might be.

Do I have anxiety, or am I just stressed?

Anxiety and stress may share similar symptoms, but they’re two different experiences. Anxiety is a mental health condition, whereas stress isn’t. If you’re curious about whether you may have an anxiety disorder, consider speaking with a mental health professional. You can also visit Psych Central’s anxiety resource hub or read our article What Is Stress? to learn more.

What are the symptoms of stress?

The physical effects of stress can include a rapid heart rate, focused vision and alertness, tense muscles, and increased lung capacity. Other signs of stress may include high blood pressure, insomnia, changes in appetite, digestive issues, and more. Everyone experiences stress differently, so you may not have each symptom listed.

How much stress level is normal?

There is no “normal” level of stress. Everybody has a unique stress tolerance and handles stress differently. It’s important to understand your stress level and seek help when you may be physically affected by stress. You can learn more about the impact of unhealthy stress levels in Psych Central’s article Can You Die From Stress?

When should I talk with a doctor about stress?

If you’re worried about stress side effects, you’re experiencing physical symptoms from prolonged stress, or you want to better understand your response to stress, consider speaking with a mental health professional.

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