Difficulty in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)

36 questions

Emotion dysregulation is thought to be a central feature underlying many psychological difficulties and behavioral problems. This test examines whether you have problems regulating your emotions. It also measures your awareness, understanding, and acceptance of emotions, and your ability to act in desired ways regardless of the emotional scale.

What you get:
  • Nonacceptance of emotional responses
  • Difficulty engaging in goal-directed behaviour
  • Impulse control difficulties
  • Lack of emotional awareness
  • Limited access to emotion regulation strategies
  • Lack of emotional clarity
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References:

Gratz, K. L., & Roemer, L. (2004). Multidimensional assessment of emotion regulation and dysregulation: Development, factor structure, and initial validation of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale. Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment, 26(1), 41-54.

Disclaimer: These online psychological tests are for your educational use only and do not replace in any way a formal psychiatric evaluation. Remember, for a diagnosis, you need to contact a licensed mental health professional.