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Table 2 DASS 21 recommended cut-off points [34]

From: Reducing psychological distress and obesity in Australian farmers by promoting physical activity

  Depression Anxiety Stress
Normal 0-9 0-7 0-14
Mild 10-13 8-9 15-18
Moderate 14-20 10-14 19-25
Severe 21-27 15-19 26-33
Extremely Severe 28+ 20+ 37+
  1. Note: the severity labels are used to describe the full range of scores in the population, so 'mild' for example means that the person is above the population mean but probably still below the typical severity of someone seeking help[34].