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3 Minute Complicated Grief Disorder Test

Based on the work of Dr. Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D.

Complicated Grief Disorder has been proposed as a new type of mental health phenomenon. Most people who undergo grief experience a period of sorrow, often accompanied by numbness, guilt, and/or anger. Normally these feelings subside after a time, but in some cases the grieving individual does not improve, leading to the formation of complicated grief disorder.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have complicated grief disorder. Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

For seven months or more after being struck by grief...

I have been feeling shocked, dazed, or stunned by the loss throughout the day.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute CGD Test (IDR-3MCGDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MCGDT is based on the work of Dr. Holly Prigerson and Dr. Paul Maciejewski, who authored the Prolonged Grief Disorder -13 (PG-13). The IDR-3MCGDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute CGD Test was informed by the PG-13’s criteria for CGD, as published in Pohlkamp, L., Kreicbergs, U., Prigerson, H., & Sveen, J. (2018). Psychometric properties of the prolonged grief disorder-13 (PG-13) in bereaved Swedish parents. Psychiatry Research, 267:560-565. Weill Cornell Medicine. PG-13 Self Report. Zhang B, El-Jawahri A, Prigerson HG. Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavement. J Palliat Med. 2006; 9:1188-203.

The work of Dr. Prigerson and Dr. Maciejewski has also informed some of the criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the PG-13, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute CGD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute CGD Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of complicated grief. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute CGD test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute CGD Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about the any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Complicated Grief Disorder Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to persistent maladaptive behaviors due to bereavement.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating Complicated Grief Disorder as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.