In a sense, at least. I’m speaking of that damned ESA form, the thing that’s been causing me nightmares, sweating, panic, anxiety, fear, low moods, irritability, etc…. for well over a week now.
However this morning I posted it, I sent it off! It is now out of my hands, there is nothing more I can do about it, only wait to hear back. I am dreading that moment but for now, I shall stick my head back in the sand and try to forget it again.
Here were the PHQ9, GAD7 and M3 results from those self assessment tests I took this morning:
PHQ9, a measure of depression:
GAD7, a measure of generalised anxiety:
And the M3 score:
All were unsurprisingly higher than for a long time that I can remember the results of these over the past year or so. Still, right now, I at least seem calmer right now. I am holding off from going to bed until I really feel tired to stop me from lying there for hours awake. Fingers crossed the next time I take those, the scores will be much much lower than that!