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Test Your Impulsivity with Validated Free Online Self-Assessment Barratt Impulsiveness Scale Test Quiz

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A. Barratt Impulsivity Scale

People differ in the ways they act and think in various situations. Ernest Barratt developed the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale Test in 1995 to measure a person’s level of impulsiveness.1 J. H. Patton, M. S. Stanford, and E. S. Barratt, “Factor structure of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale,” Journal of Clinical Psychology 51 (1995): 768–774.

B. What is Impulsivity

Impulsivity is one’s inherent behavioral trait of acting instantly or acting out of instinct, or acting out fast, reacting rather than responding to a situation.

An impulsive instinct or behavior suggests a very low stress-handling capacity in us. An impulsive reaction to any situation also reflects a sensory inhibition in us, and we are probably driven by limited observation of the environment. The deeper and sharper one’s observation is, the higher the time taken by the brain to decode the information, and so response time increases.

Often those who are brought up under stressful environments in their childhood(for instance disengaged mother, abusive father, financial struggle), have a higher tendency to become impulsive. These individuals are often governed by an inherent fear of unknown forces acting upon them.

Impulsivity also is an outcome of suppressed aggression. This is also an outcome of uncontrolled feelings. People who experience extreme highs and lows in their moods often tend to be more impulsive.

Impulsivity also is either an outcome or leads to attention deficit disorder. As an impulsive reaction every now and then puts the body into a flight and fight response, which requires a very high quick energy, the brain often starts getting exhausted, and therefore it can not pay attention for a long period of time.

C. Clinical Relevance

ICD-10-CM Code for Impulse disorder, unspecified F63.9 ICD-10 code F63.9 for Impulse disorder, unspecified is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range of mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Even though current practice sees impulsivity as a rather behavioral disorder, Lyfas sees Impulsivity as one of the causative conditions of Autonomic Neuropathy. All our major organs are connected through a nervous system called the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system has two branches, the sympathetic nervous system, and the parasympathetic nervous system.

Whenever the brain experiences a threat(an immediate danger to life), or situation, it either freezes, fights, or flights. This is called the flight-or-fight response of the autonomic system. As impulsivity is a reactionary disorder, impulsive behavior causes sympathetic overdrive and reduces the vagal tone or parasympathetic system, leading to several impairments such as sleep, digestion, sexuality(quick ejaculation), gut dysbiosis leading to Anemia, and so on.

Impulsivity also is a surrogate marker of allergic disorder, as frequent sympathetic overdrive inhibits the 5-HT serotonin pathways, hyperactivity Histamine pathways, increasing allergy, as well as high chances of autoimmunity.

Impulsivity leads to frequent activation of the body’s “emergency mode” with stiff shooting of energy. Therefore, the impulsive response needs a significant amount of hydration usage.  Therefore, this leads to conditions such as dry skin, hair fall, and so on.

Therefore impulsivity can be checked for the following clinical correlations:

i) Gut dysbiosis

ii) Insomnia

iii) Xeroderma

iv) Digestive disorder

v) Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)

vi) Breathlessness

vii) Alopecia

viii) Autoimmunity

ix) Allergic Disorder

D. Rationale of this Test

The Barratt scale not only provides an assessment of your overall impulsivity, but it also provides you with six subscales:

i) Concentration

ii) Hobbies

iii) Behaviour

iv) Lifestyle Habits

v) Self-perception

vi) Irrationality.

The above subscales are categorized into Attention, Somatic(motor), and Planning Facets. Therefore by taking the test, you would not only know your overall impulsivity but at the same time the underlying cause for the same.

E. What is the Difference between Impulsivity and ADHD?

Impulsivity is essentially a behavioral construct that is associated with personalities. Impulsive habits and behaviors are often the outcome of environmental and child-care stress. Behavioral disorders can be overcome through various therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and often don’t need any pharmacological intervention.

ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) on the other hand is a brain and child-development disorder. ADHD is a complex disorder of the nervous system, and brain, whereas impulsivity is more often or not an autonomic disorder(when pathology is expressed).

Please note that this test must not be used for the assessment of ADHD or Neurotic disorders.

F. Reliability

The factor analyses confirmed a three-factor structure for the personality construct impulsivity; the reliability of the instrument was high (Cronbach’s α=0.81)2Orozco-Cabal L, Rodríguez M, Herin DV, Gempeler J, Uribe M. Validity and Reliability of the Abbreviated Barratt Impulsiveness Scale in Spanish (BIS-15S). Rev Colomb Psiquiatr. 2010 Mar 1;39(1):93-109. doi: 10.1016/s0034-7450(14)60239-0. PMID: 21152412; PMCID: PMC2996610..

G. Who should take the Impulsivity Online Test?

The impulsivity scale provided here is a self-assessment test and requires no prescription. However, practicing endocrinologists can advise the test to their patients for an evaluation of the HPA axis. Behavioral Therapists, and practicing psychologists may advise the test to their patients.

Please note that this is a free test, and no monetary compensation can be demanded from anyone taking this test. However, clinicians are free to charge their patients fee for interpretation and clinical correlation of the test.

H. Prescribing Medicines

No medicine can be prescribed solely based on the results of this test without a physical examination and implementation of other standard clinical protocols, such as clinically correlating the test results.

I. Disclaimer

This test is provided as-is. Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Lyfas take no responsibility for the harm arising from taking the test, including Hypochondriasis, mental trauma, and others. The results of this test can not be used as evidence in a court of law. No institutional, legal, or disciplinary actions can be initiated based on the test results. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the validity and accuracy of the test. This is an anonymous test, and we do not capture your sensitive data that reveals your identity, including your name, GPS, mobile number, etc. However, we log your IP address and the final test result(not individual answers).

By taking the test, you agree to not hold Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore and Lyfas are not responsible and liable for any damage or harm.

What is the objective of taking a self-screening mental health test online?

We know about cars and stars more than we know ourselves. From childhood, people mostly ask us, "what do you want to become," or "what do you do?" but rarely anyone has ever wanted to know who we are. We know very little about ourselves, which is why when we struggle with life and relationships, we do not get the results we expect even after hard work; when people cheat us or betray us, we blame others or our destiny.

  • We must always continue to know ourselves.
  • The more we know about ourselves, the better we will be able to interact with the world.
  • Without knowing our limitations in both qualitative as well as quantitative ways, we can not improve.
  • If we do not improve and grow in life, we will always shrink and become ill.
  • It is often uncomfortable to discuss our real thoughts, feelings, and insecurities, even with psychologists; we are often unaware of our actual thinking.
  • Because our thoughts, feelings, and situations in life change all the time, if you take this test ten times, every time, you may get different results.
  • Therefore a self-assessment and screening test is a great way to know yourself and know if there are any problems at the early stage so that you can use the Lyfas recommendation therapeutics to start improving.
  • If you keep thinking about a problem and illness, you will always remain ill; however, if you start knowing yourself, you will start growing; once you grow in life, make Lyfas part of your growth journey.

What is Lyfas?

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is a scalable, affordable, round-the-clock available, accurate, and extensively clinically validated technology suite for screening, diagnosis, home diagnosis, monitoring, differential diagnosis, root cause diagnosis, prognosis, and predictive analysis of your complete mind-body health. This test is a module of the Lyfas core mental health online test suites.

Lyfas Care 

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Lyfas care is an affordable home therapeutic solution suite. Conventional healthcare treats your condition and helps you to manage your disease. However, not everyone can afford costly healthcare. Besides, not everyone wants to consume medicines all the time for chronic diseases. Lyfas care combines the best of Modern Greek Medicine, German New Medicine, Ayurveda, German Home Therapeutics, and Indian home therapeutics to provide personalized therapeutics that you can easily follow at your home without any side effects or additional costs. Lyfas care helps you heal from the trauma and start growing in life rather than staying worried about your illness.

Lyfas care is delivered through our extraordinary human network. Because if we are not with other humans when they are struggling in life, then what are we even doing in this world?

What is the difference between Lyfas Online Mental Health Test Instruments and Other Psychometric Tests?

Psychometric tests only help you to qualify and quantify certain mental health conditions.

Lyfas Core Free Online Mental Health Screening and Self-Assessment tests help with the following additional benefits that no other mental health test tools offer you:-

  • Explanation of the conditions.
  • Predictive analysis based on the scales(how the current condition may progress in the future)
  • Correlation to Physiological and Pathological Health.
  • Detection of metabolic syndrome associated with the current mental health condition.
  • Detection of Autonomic neuropathy.
  • Recommendations about other health tests and associated comorbid conditions.
  • Simple, easy, proven, side-effectless free home therapeutics.
  • Clinical suggestions about which clinicians you should consider visiting.
  • Risk assessment; so that you remain careful about the immediate acute health risks.
  • Cardiovascular risks associated with your current mental health condition.

Relevance of the test for the test-takers and Individuals

  • Knowing thyself better for self-healing.
  • Become aware of toxic relationships and take appropriate steps.
  • Become aware of codependency and the possibility of being taken advantage of by others.
  • Become aware of the possible continuous failure in the profession.
  • Become aware of attracting more toxic people in life.
  • Become aware of the current and future health risks.

After you are more self-aware and self-conscious, you can take proper decisions about improvement, either through a hybrid approach of your own clinical team in the correlation of Lyfas care, or you may choose to solve the problem as per your judgment.

Data and Privacy

Please refer to our privacy policy We do not share, trade, or sell your data with any other parties. We do not use your data for any promotional or advertising campaign for you or anyone else. You can take the test as an anonymous guest user. However, we highly recommend you create an account with us that helps you track your test results, link other tests, get personalized recommendations, and get notified whenever we post relevant knowledgebases.

Pricing

You do not have to buy anything when you take Lyfas mental health online self-assessment tests. The tests are free and always will be. However, as a clinical trial, design, validation, coding, and testing is a massive scientific, clinical and technological effort, we would highly appreciate a donation from you towards our research and development so that we can continue to help you to take control back of your life.

Disclaimer

This test is provided as-is. Acculi Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Lyfas take no responsibility for the harm arising from taking the test, including Hypochondriasis, thanatophobia, mental trauma, and others. The results of this test can not be used as evidence in a court of law. No institutional, legal, or disciplinary actions can be initiated based on the test results. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the validity and accuracy of the test. This is adapted from the original Test as cited in the test. This is an anonymous test, and we do not capture your sensitive data that reveals your identity, including your name, GPS, mobile number, etc. However, we log your IP address and the final test result(not individual answers).

Membership

Health conditions change all the time depending upon various aspects of life; therefore, time tests are not true reflections of any health condition. To solve this challenge, we have introduced membership tests. Once you join the site, all your tests will be linked with your user ID. Please note that Lyfas do not share your data with any parties; all the data is encrypted with industry-standard encryption. You can anytime get all your data deleted by generating a delete-data request. Membership enables you to track the changes in the parameters in subsequent tests and helps you to take proper measurements based on the areas that need improvement.

 

Take Validated Online Free Lyfas Self-Assessment Questionnaire Based Online Impulsiveness and Impulsivity Test Based on Barratt Scale

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1.I don’t pay attention (I lose attention quite early)
2.I concentrate easily.
3.I “squirm” at plays or lectures.
4.I am a steady thinker.
5.I am restless at the theater or lectures.
6.I have “racing” thoughts.
7.I change hobbies.
8.I often have extraneous thoughts when thinking.”
9.I do things without thinking.
10.I make up my mind quickly.
11.I am happy‐go‐lucky.
12.I “act” on impulse.
13.I act on the spur of the moment.
14.I buy things on impulse.
15.I spend or charge more than I earn.
16.I change jobs.
17.I change residences.
18.I can think only about one thing at a time.
19.I am future oriented.
20.I plan tasks carefully.”
21.I plan trips well ahead of time.
22.I am self‐controlled.
23.I am a careful thinker.
24.I plan for job security.
25.I say things without thinking.
26.I save regularly.
27.I like to think about complex problems.
28.I am easily bored when solving thought problems.
29.I am more interested in the present than in the future.
30.I like puzzles.
31.What is your gender?
32.What is your age range?
33.What is your resting heart rate?
34.What is your blood pressure range? (Select 3rd option if you are not sure of your blood pressure)

References

  • 1
    J. H. Patton, M. S. Stanford, and E. S. Barratt, “Factor structure of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale,” Journal of Clinical Psychology 51 (1995): 768–774.
  • 2
    Orozco-Cabal L, Rodríguez M, Herin DV, Gempeler J, Uribe M. Validity and Reliability of the Abbreviated Barratt Impulsiveness Scale in Spanish (BIS-15S). Rev Colomb Psiquiatr. 2010 Mar 1;39(1):93-109. doi: 10.1016/s0034-7450(14)60239-0. PMID: 21152412; PMCID: PMC2996610.

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