SEX ADDICTION TEST SELF ASSESSMENT
- How Do I Know if I’m a Sex Addict?
SAAA fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.
1 Do you keep secrets about your sexual behavior or romantic fantasies from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
2 Have your desires driven you to have sex in places or with people you would not normally choose?
3 Do you need greater variety, increased frequency, or more extreme sexual activities to achieve the same level of excitement or relief?
4 Does your use of pornography occupy large amounts of time and/or jeopardize your significant relationships or employment?
5 Do your relationships become distorted with sexual preoccupation? Does each new relationship have the same destructive pattern which prompted you to leave the last one?
6 Do you frequently want to get away from a partner after having sex? Do you feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
7 Have your sexual practices caused you legal problems? Could your sexual practices cause you legal problems?
8 Does your pursuit of sex or sexual fantasy conflict with your moral standards or interfere with your personal spiritual journey?
9 Do your sexual activities involve coercion, violence, or the threat of disease?
10 Has your sexual behavior or pursuit of sexual relationships ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?
11 Does your preoccupation with sexual fantasies cause problems in any area of your life - even when you do not act out your fantasies?
12 Do you compulsively avoid sexual activity due to fear of sex or intimacy? Does your sexual avoidance consume you mentally?
If you answered “Yes” to more than one of these questions, we encourage you to seek help:
BECKS DEPRESSION INVENTORY SELF ASSESSMENT
- Contact a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
- Read additional material about sex addiction
- Attend an SAA meeting to learn more about the Twelve-Step program and the Fellowship of SAA.
BDI - II
Instructions: This questionnaire consists of 21 groups of statements. Please read each group of statements carefully. And then pick out the one statement in each group that best describes the way you have been feeling during the past two weeks, including today. Circle the number beside the statement you have picked. If several statements in the group seem to apply equally well, circle the highest number for that group. Be sure that you do not choose more than one statement for any group, including Item 16 (Changes in Sleeping Pattern) or Item 18 (Changes in Appetite).
- I do not feel sad.
- I feel sad much of the time.
- I am sad all the time.
- I am so sad or unhappy that I can't stand it.
- I am not discouraged about my future.
- I feel more discouraged about my future than I used to.
- I do not expect things to work out for me.
- I feel my future is hopeless and will only get worse.
3. Past Failure
- I do not feel like a failure.
- I have failed more than I should have.
- As I look back, I see a lot of failures.
- I feel I am a total failure as a person.
4. Loss of Pleasure
0. I get as much pleasure as I ever did from the things I enjoy.
1. I don't enjoy things as much as I used to.
2 I get very little pleasure from the things I used to enjoy.
3 I can't get any pleasure from the things I used to enjoy.
5. Guilty Feelings
0. I don't feel particularly guilty.
1 I feel guilty over many things I have done or should have done.
2 I feel quite guilty most of the time.
3 I feel guilty all of the time.
6. Punishment Feelings
- I don't feel I am being punished.
- I feel I may be punished.
- I expect to be punished.
- I feel I am being punished.
- I feel the same about myself as ever.
- I have lost confidence in myself.
- I am disappointed in myself.
- I dislike myself.
- I don't criticize or blame myself more than usual.
- I am more critical of myself than I used to be.
- I criticize myself for all of my faults.
- I blame myself for everything bad that happens.
9. Suicidal Thoughts or Wishes
- I don't have any thoughts of killing myself.
- I have thoughts of killing myself, but I would not
carry them out.
- I would like to kill myself.
- I would kill myself if I had the chance.
- I don't cry anymore than I used to.
- I cry more than I used to.
- I cry over every little thing.
- I feel like crying, but I can't.
0. I am no more restless or wound up than usual.
- I feel more restless or wound up than usual.
- I am so restless or agitated, it's hard to stay still.
- I am so restless or agitated that I have to keep
moving or doing something.
12. Loss of Interest
0. I have not lost interest in other people or activities.
1. I am less interested in other people or things than before.
- I have lost most of my interest in other people or things.
- It's hard to get interested in anything.
0. I make decisions about as well as ever.
1. I find it more difficult to make decisions than usual.
2. I have much greater difficulty in making decisions than I used to.
3. I have trouble making any decisions.
0. I do not feel I am worthless.
1. I don't consider myself as worthwhile and useful as I used to.
2. I feel more worthless as compared to others.
3. I feel utterly worthless.
15. Loss of Energy
0. I have as much energy as ever.
- I have less energy than I used to have.
- I don't have enough energy to do very much.
- I don't have enough energy to do anything.
16. Changes in Sleeping Pattern
0. I have not experienced any change in my sleeping.
1a I sleep somewhat more than usual. 1b I sleep somewhat less than usual.
- 2a I sleep a lot more than usual.
- 2b I sleep a lot less than usual.
- 3a I sleep most of the day.
- 3b I wake up 1-2 hours early and can't get back to sleep.
0. I am not more irritable than usual.
- I am more irritable than usual.
- I am much more irritable than usual.
- I am irritable all the time.
18. Changes in Appetite
0. I have not experienced any change in my appetite.
1a My appetite is somewhat less than usual.
1b My appetite is somewhat greater than usual. 2a My appetite is much less than before.
2b My appetite is much greater than usual.
3a I have no appetite at all. 3b I crave food all the time.
19. Concentration Difficulty
0. I can concentrate as well as ever.
1. I can't concentrate as well as usual.
2. It's hard to keep my mind on anything for very long.
3. I find I can't concentrate on anything.
20. Tiredness or Fatigue
0. I am no more tired or fatigued than usual.
1. I get more tired or fatigued more easily than usual.
2. I am too tired or fatigued to do a lot of the things I used to do.
3. I am too tired or fatigued to do most of the things I used to do.
21. Loss of Interest in Sex
- I have not noticed any recent change in my interest in sex.
- I am less interested in sex than I used to be.
- I am much less interested in sex now.
- I have lost interest in sex completely.
Total Score: _______
INTERPRETING THE BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY
Now that you have completed the questionnaire, add up the score for each of the twenty-one questions by counting the number to the right of each question you marked. The highest possible total for the whole test would be sixty-three. This would mean you circled number three on all twenty-one questions. Since the lowest possible score for each question is zero, the lowest possible score for the test would be zero. This would mean you circles zero on each question. You can evaluate your depression according to the Table below.
Total Score____________________Levels of Depression
1-10____________________These ups and downs are considered normal
11-16___________________ Mild mood disturbance
17-20___________________Borderline clinical depression
over 40__________________Extreme depressionBeck Anxiety Inventory
Below is a list of common symptoms of anxiety. Please carefully read each item in the list. Indicate how much you have been bothered by that symptom during the past month, including today, by circling the number in the corresponding space in the column next to each symptom.
|Not At All||Mildly but it didn’t bother me much.||Moderately - it wasn’t pleasant at times|| Severely – it bothered me a lot|
|Numbness or tingling||0||1||2|| 3|
|Feeling hot||0||1||2|| 3|
|Wobbliness in legs||0||1||2|| 3|
|Unable to relax||0||1||2|| 3 |
|Fear of worst happening|| 0|| 1||2|| 3|
|Dizzy or lightheaded||0||1||2|| 3 |
|Heart pounding/racing|| 0|| 1||2|| 3|
|Terrified or afraid||0||1||2|| 3|
|Feeling of choking||0||1||2|| 3|
|Hands trembling||0||1||2|| 3 |
|Shaky / unsteady|| 0|| 1 ||2|| 3|
|Fear of losing control||0||1||2|| 3|
|Difficulty in breathing||0||1||2|| 3|
|Fear of dying||0||1||2|| 3|
|Faint / lightheaded||0||1||2|| 3 |
|Face flushed|| 0 || 1||2|| 3|
|Hot/cold sweats||0||1||2|| 3|
|Column Sum|| || || |
Scoring - Sum each column. Then sum the column totals to achieve a grand score. Write that score here ____________ .
A grand sum between 0 – 21 indicates very low anxiety. That is usually a good thing. However, it is possible that you might be unrealistic in either your assessment which would be denial or that you have learned to “mask” the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety. Too little “anxiety” could indicate that you are detached from yourself, others, or your environment.
A grand sum between 22 – 35 indicates moderate anxiety. Your body is trying to tell you something. Look for patterns as to when and why you experience the symptoms described above. For example, if it occurs prior to public speaking and your job requires a lot of presentations you may want to find ways to calm yourself before speaking or let others do some of the presentations. You may have some conflict issues that need to be resolved. Clearly, it is not “panic” time but you want to find ways to manage the stress you feel.
A grand sum that exceeds 36 is a potential cause for concern. Again, look for patterns or times when you tend to feel the symptoms you have circled. Persistent and high anxiety is not a sign of personal weakness or failure. It is, however, something that needs to be proactively treated or there could be significant impacts to you mentally and physically. You may want to consult a counselor if the feelings persist.