Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ-N)

The Automatic Thought Questionnaire 30 (ATQ 30) is a scientific questionnaire created by Steven D. Hollon and Phillip C. Kendall that measures automatic negative thoughts. The ATQ 30 consists of 30 negative statements and asks participants to indicate how often they experienced the negative thought during the course of the week on a scale of 1–5 (1=Low-High=5).[4][5] This measure was created in response to Aaron T. Beck’s hypothesis that thinking in depressed populations tends to be negative.
Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ-30)
1.    I feel like I’m up against the world.
2.    I’m no good.
3.    Why can’t I ever succeed?
4.    No one understands me.
5.    I’ve let people down.
6.    I don’t think I can go on.
7.    I wish I were a better person.
8.    I’m so weak.
9.    My life’s not going the way I want it to.
10.I’m so disappointed in myself.
11.Nothing feels good anymore.
12.I can’t stand this anymore.
13.I can’t get started.
14.What’s wrong with me?
15.I wish I were somewhere else.
16.I can’t get things together.
17.I hate myself.
18.I’m worthless.
19.I wish I could just disappear.
20.What’s the matter with me?
21.I’m a loser.
22.My life is a mess.
23.I’m a failure.
24.I’ll never make it.
25.I feel so helpless.
26.Something has to change.
27.There must be something wrong with me.
28.My future is bleak.
29.It’s just not worth it.
30.I can’t finish anything.
Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ-15)
Items (2‚ 6‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ 13‚ 14‚ 18‚ 24‚ 25‚ 26‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29 and 30)
Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ-8)
Items (2‚ 10‚ 14‚ 18‚ 25‚ 26‚ 28 and 30)
10. I’m so disappointed in myself.
personal maladjustment and desire for change (PMDC)‚ negative self-concepts and negative expectations (NSNE)‚ low self-esteem (LSE)‚ and Helplessness.
FREQUENCY: (1) = Not at all to (5) = All the time
1 = “not at all”‚ 2 = “somewhat”‚ 3 = “moderately “‚ 4 = “very much”‚ and 5 = “totally”
PMDC: 7‚ 10‚ 14‚ 20‚ 26; NSNE: 2‚ 3‚ 9‚ 21‚ 23‚ 24‚ 28; LSE: 17‚ 18; Helplessness: 29‚ 30.

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