Coronaviruses make up a family of viruses that range in severity. COVID-19 is the novel coronavirus responsible for the current outbreak, which started in China in December of 2019. The rapid increase of confirmed COVID-19 infections has led professionals to speak of coronaphobia as a possible new mental health condition.
To what extent do you have coronaphobia? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 20
With regard to the coronavirus outbreak, I have...
Followed the news more closely than I otherwise would have, giving special attention to news about the outbreak.
The IDRlabs Coronaphobia Test (IDR-CT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-CT was informed by the Severity Measure for Specific Phobia – Adult, and the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for specific phobias was utilized. The IDR-CT was inspired by the standards set by the World Health Organization.
The IDRlabs Coronaphobia Test was based on the Severity Measure for Specific Phobia – Adult published by the American Psychiatric Association (principal authors Craske, Wittchen, Bogels, Stein, Andrews, and Lebeu). Coronaphobia is a recently developed term used to capture the growing number of individuals with excessive anxiety and fear responses due to the current COVID-19 situation. The Severity Measure for Specific Phobia is a clinical instrument, intended for use by qualified professionals and researchers. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs International and the present IDRlabs Coronaphobia Test are independent from any of the above researchers, organizations, or affiliated institutions.
The Coronaphobia Test is based on scientific diagnostic criteria for the assessment of this emerging psychological construct. However, free online tests such as this one are solely initial considerations of the concept being examined and cannot provide entirely accurate assessments of your personality, character, or any components of your psychological state. This test is to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health diagnosis can be made only by a physician, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional.
As the publishers of this free online specific Coronaphobia test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this mental health condition that may otherwise remain unrecognized, we have strived to make the test as reliable, valid, and comprehensive as possible, subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. Though developed and statistically validated by psychology professionals, free online tests such as the present Coronaphobia Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test results of our free online anxiety test are provided “as-is.” For more detailed information about the current test or any of our other online psychological tests, please consult our Terms of Service.