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3 Minute Schizophrenia Test

Based on the work of Nancy Coover Andreasen, M.D.

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

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Question 1 of 10

There are times when I am like a robot, completely devoid of emotions.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Schizophrenia Test (IDR-3MST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MST is based on the work of Dr. Nancy Andreasen who created the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS). The IDR-3MST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Schizophrenia Test was informed by the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms’ criteria for schizophrenia, as published in Andreason, N. (1989). Negative symptoms in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 57, pp. 49-52. Andreasen, N.C. (1984). Scale for the assessment of negative symptoms (SANS). University of Iowa. Andreasen, N.C. (1982) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Definition and reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry,39(7):784-8.

The work of Dr. Andreason has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS), 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 Schizophrenia Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Schizophrenia Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of schizophrenia, which is a part of the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential mental 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 Schizophrenia test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this mental disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Schizophrenia Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Schizophrenia Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to delusions, hallucinations, disorganized behavior, and other negative symptoms.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of M.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating schizophrenia 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.