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A printable PDF version of the Cognitive Appraisals of Dissociation in Psychosis (CAD-P) is available for download and use.

Černis, E., Bird, J. C., Molodynski, A., Ehlers, A. and Freeman, D. (2020) Cognitive appraisals of dissociation in psychosis: a new brief measure, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–13.

Scoring: sum score of all items.

Note that: raw scores cannot distinguish between many appraisals occurring infrequently, and a small number of appraisals experienced very frequently. In clinical contexts, therefore, further interpretation of responses may be required. 

 

Please rate how often you think the following when you are feeling strange, disconnected, unreal or "dissociated".

Please note that this should NOT be whilst under the influence of drugs, alcohol or legal highs.

1: I can't trust my own mind.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

2: Someone has done something
to me.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

3: Something is terribly wrong.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

4: I'm losing my mind.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

5: I'm not really "me".

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

6: I am all alone.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

7: I don't look right to other people right now.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

8: I must be sick.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

9: I'm not in the same world as everyone else.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

10: This is because I am evil.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

11: Now I won't be able to do the things I wanted.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

12: It's not me in control right now.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always

13: This might last forever.

0   Never

1   Rarely

2   Sometimes

3   Often

4   Always