Read Carefully: There are 24 items in the scale related to your life experiences and behavior. Read each item carefully and provide the appropriate responses. Remember, double thumbs down means strongly disagree, and double thumbs up means strongly agree. The goal of the scale is to understand your emotional experiences, so there are no right or wrong responses. Answer honestly.
Consider Recent Feelings: When answering questions, think about your recent emotional experiences. Your responses should reflect how you generally feel. You need to answer at least 20 questions; if you skip more than 4 questions, the result might not be accurate.
Avoid Overthinking: Trust your initial response. Try not to overthink your answers; go with the response that feels most natural to you. There is no time limit for finishing the test, so do not rush through the questions. You can go back to the previous questions to review your responses.
Respect Your Emotions: Every person experiences emotions differently. This scale does not judge; it's a tool to help you understand your emotional experiences better
The Deez Alexithymia Scale (DAS-24©) was developed by Deen Mohd and is the property of Drdeenz.com. This screening tool is not designed to make a diagnosis of alexithymia; it is designed to help measure the likelihood of alexithymia which is seen as trait of many other mental health conditions and can assist in identifying whether you may have difficulty in identifying, understanding, and expressing emotions.
Validity of Deez Alexithymia Scale (DAS-24)
The scale was developed by Deen Mohd (MA Psychology) in 2015. Deez Alexithymia Scale is not clinically validated but the internal validity and reliability has shown that the scale can accurately identify and measure the impact of the alexithymia in an individuals life. The scale was developed in 2015 the goal was to identify individuals who has difficulties in recognizing, expressing emotions and the impact of the Alexithymia on ones personal and professional life. The scale is not associated with any psychometric research organizations and we are using internal research and feedback system in improving the accuracy, reliability and validity of the scale.
Can I self diagnose alexithymia?
Alexiathmia is a complex psychological phenomenon and it is formally recognized as a separate mental health condition. It is seen as a trait of many mental health conditions and personality disorders such as Aspergers Syndrome and antisocial personality disorder. The proper diagnosis of any condition can only be made by a mental health professional. Alexithymia is often associated with other conditions such as autism spectrum and PTSD thus a mental health professional looks deep into the symptoms and makes a final and definite diagnosis.