Take my questionnaire … please

Life changes are some of the biggest causes of stress, both positive and negative.

The following questionnaire is an interactive tool in the Chicago Tribune that gauges your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently.

Your score shows a rough estimate of your current stress level and the likelihood that you will have health problems due to stress in the next 12 to 18 months.

Short-term stress can keep you awake at night and make you feel irritable and edgy. High stress levels over a long period of time can cause serious health problems such as high blood pressure, and it can weaken your immune system and make it difficult for your body to fight disease.

Stress is linked to health conditions such as depression, heart disease, and asthma

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