Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

For each item, please mark the box for Not True, Somewhat True or Certainly True.  It would help us if you answered all items as best you can even if you are not absolutely certain.  

Please give your answers on the basis of how things have been for you over the last six months.

I try to be nice to other people.  I care about their feelings.

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* 1. I try to be nice to other people.  I care about their feelings.

I am restless. I find it hard to sit down for long.

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* 2. I am restless. I find it hard to sit down for long.

I get a lot of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness.

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* 3. I get a lot of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness.

I usually share with others, for example food or drink.

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* 4. I usually share with others, for example food or drink.

I get very angry and often lose my temper.

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* 5. I get very angry and often lose my temper.

I would rather be alone than with other people.

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* 6. I would rather be alone than with other people.

I am generally willing to do what other people want.

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* 7. I am generally willing to do what other people want.

I worry a lot.

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* 8. I worry a lot.

I am helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill.

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* 9. I am helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill.

I am constantly fidgeting or squirming.

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* 10. I am constantly fidgeting or squirming.

I have at least one good friend.

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* 11. I have at least one good friend.

I fight a lot. I can make other people do what I want.

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* 12. I fight a lot. I can make other people do what I want.

I am often unhappy, depressed or tearful.

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* 13. I am often unhappy, depressed or tearful.

Often people generally like me.

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* 14. Often people generally like me.

I am easily distracted, I find it difficult to concentrate.

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* 15. I am easily distracted, I find it difficult to concentrate.

I am nervous in new situations. I easily lose confidence.

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* 16. I am nervous in new situations. I easily lose confidence.

I am kind to children.

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* 17. I am kind to children.

I am often accused of lying or cheating.

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* 18. I am often accused of lying or cheating.

Often people pick on me or bully me.

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* 19. Often people pick on me or bully me.

I often offer to help others. (family members, friends, colleagues)

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* 20. I often offer to help others. (family members, friends, colleagues)

I think before I do things.

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* 21. I think before I do things.

I take things that are not mine from home, work or elsewhere.

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* 22. I take things that are not mine from home, work or elsewhere.

I get along better with older people than with people of my own age.

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* 23. I get along better with older people than with people of my own age.

I have many fears, I am easily scared.

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* 24. I have many fears, I am easily scared.

I finish the work I'm doing. My attention is good.

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* 25. I finish the work I'm doing. My attention is good.

Overall, do you think that you have difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get along with other people?

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* 26. Overall, do you think that you have difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get along with other people?

How long have these difficulties been present?

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* 27. How long have these difficulties been present?

Do the difficulties upset or distress you?

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* 28. Do the difficulties upset or distress you?

Do the difficulties interfere with your everyday life in the following areas?

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* 29. Do the difficulties interfere with your everyday life in the following areas?

  Not at all Only a little Quite a lot A great deal
Getting along with the people you are closest to (e.g. family, partner)
Making and keeping friends
Work or study
Hobbies, sports or other leisure activities
Do the difficulties make it harder for those around you? (family, friends, etc.)

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* 30. Do the difficulties make it harder for those around you? (family, friends, etc.)

Participant Details

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* 31. Participant Details

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