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This quiz helps determine how much stress you are under.
Score is somewhat arbitrary... I made it up!

QUIZ DISCLAIMER: These are for fun and educational purposes only. They cannot be used to diagnose anything. If you find you answer, "yes" to very many questions, print out the page and head straight to your medical professional!

1. Death of spouse/mate No Yes
2. Death of close family member No Yes
3. Major illness/injury to self No Yes
4. Detention in jail or other institution No Yes
5. Major injury/illness to close family member No Yes
6. Foreclosure on loan/mortgage No Yes
7. Divorce No Yes
8. Being a victim of crime No Yes
9. Being a victim of police brutality No Yes
10. Infidelity No Yes
11. Experiencing domestic violence/sexual abuse No Yes
12. Separation [from] or reconciliation with spouse/mate No Yes
13. Being fired/laid-off/unemployed No Yes
14. Experiencing financial problems/difficulties No Yes
15. Death of a close friend No Yes
16. Surviving a disaster No Yes
17. Becoming a single parent No Yes
18. Assuming responsibility for sick or elderly loved one No Yes
19. Loss of or major reduction in health insurance/benefits No Yes
20. Self/close family member being arrested for violating the law No Yes
21. Major disagreement over child support/custody/visitation No Yes
22. Experiencing/involved in auto accident No Yes
23. Being disciplined at work/demoted No Yes
24. Dealing with unwanted pregnancy No Yes
25. Adult child moving in with parent/parent moving in with adult child No Yes
26. Child develops behavior or learning problem No Yes
27. Experiencing employment discrimination/sexual harassment No Yes
28. Attempting to modify addictive behavior of self No Yes
29. Discovering/attempting to modify addictive behavior of close family member No Yes
30. Employer reorganization/downsizing No Yes
31.  Dealing with infertility/miscarriage  No Yes
32.  Getting married/remarried No Yes
33. Changing employers/careers No Yes
34. Failure to obtain/qualify for mortgage No Yes
35. Pregnancy of self/spouse/mate No Yes
36. Experiencing discrimination/harassment outside the workplace No Yes
37. Release from jail No Yes
38. Spouse/mate begins/ceases work outside the home  No Yes
39. Major disagreement with boss/coworker No Yes
40. Change in residence No Yes
41. Finding appropriate child care/day care No Yes
42. Experiencing a large unexpected monetary gain No Yes
43. Changing positions (transfer, promotion) No Yes
44. Gaining a new family member No Yes
45. Changing work responsibilities No Yes
46. Child leaving home No Yes
47. Obtaining a home mortgage No Yes
48. Obtaining a major loan other than home mortgage No Yes
49. Retirement No Yes
50. Beginning/ceasing formal education No Yes
51. Receiving a ticket for violating the law No Yes

Mark the following giving your best approximation. Maybe your job doesn't exactly match but the type of stress is similar. Choose zero (0) for no stress, ten (10) for extremely stress, and the numbers in between for very mild to severe.

Least stressful jobs:
53. Civil Engineer
54. Florist
55. Forester
56. Forklift operator
57. Janitor
59. Musical instrument repairer
60.Natural Scientist
62.Telephone Line Worker
63.Therapist Toolmaker
64.Sales Representative
Most stressful jobs:
65.Air Traffic Controller
67.Customer Service/Complaint Worker
69.Indy Class Race Car Driver
70.Journalist  Taxi Driver
71.Medical Intern
73.NFL Football Player
74.Police Officer
76.Senior Corporate Executive
79.U.S. President
Other stressors:
81. Listening to hard rock, rap, country music
82. Driving in rush hour traffic
83. Not having control of the TV remote
84. Not having control over your environment: thermostat, air fresheners, etc.
85. Steady diet of fast food and drinking carbonated beverages
86. Being regularly subjected to long boring situations
87. Living/working in a congested/messy environment
88. Filling out government paperwork
89. Receiving registered letter from the IRS


The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.

BE AWARE: The electrodermal testing devices have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for assessment of nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, the presence of toxins, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, or the weakness of organs and glands. Use of the device for these purposes is inconsistent with FDA approval. The galvanic skin response device  is a Class II device that may be used for lie detection and for biofeedback.

There are no generally accepted completed clinical studies which demonstrate that the electrodermal testing devices are effective when used to assess for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, food allergies, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, and the strength or weakness of organs and glands.

Your child's exposure to lead or heavy metals cannot be determined solely through electrodermal testing.

You should not make decisions about your or your child's health and nutritional needs from information obtained solely through electrodermal testing.

You are to discuss all CEDS recommendations with your health care provider before implementing any of them. Further, that any recommended dietary changes or dietary supplements based partly on the results of electrodermal testing should all be discussed with your family physician before implementing any of them.

There are medical tests for many, if not all of the issues that  respondents use electrodermal testing to assess, and  you are strongly encouraged to confirm the exposures identified through standard medical testing if you or your family physician feel that it is necessary. I make no claims that the screenings find anything other than energy imbalances or that the energized water or other products actually do anything other than help balance energy.

You and God are the only ones who can heal you.