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What was your GAF(Global Assessment of Functioning) score the last time you were given one by a professional?
Under 20 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
20-30 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
30-40 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
40-50 44%  44%  [ 8 ]
50-60 33%  33%  [ 6 ]
60-70 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
70-80 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Over 80 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 18


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Joined: Jun 06, 2009
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Location: New Bern, North Carolina

31 Dec 2009, 5:26 pm

Look at the poll. Curious about where other people here were put on that scale.


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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
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Location: Cow Town

31 Dec 2009, 6:21 pm

When I go into the hospital my GAF is usually around 20-30 but mine varies day to day, around 30-50 range. Its so low because they say I am not based in reality (the lack of so called "reality testing" is part of the GAF being so low) occasional self harm and suicidal ideation. I didn't answer the poll because it varies more than the average person and I have had many scores. The highest ever (meaning since 1996 the first time I was evaluated at a hospital I don't remember if they scored me before then) was a 50. There are days where I am able to function somewhat, while other days I barely get out of bed and have a lot of hallucinations and can barely speak on subject.


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Location: in my brain

31 Dec 2009, 8:00 pm

45, about eight years ago. Don't know enough about how they calculate that to estimate it now. Things are pretty much the same now so I'd expect it to be about the same.

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Joined: Aug 21, 2009
Posts: 160
Location: Anchorage, Alaska

31 Dec 2009, 10:59 pm

I also got a 45 myself. My neuropsychologist attributed it to being in a near-crisis state when I saw her (it was more of a post-crisis, but still)... I doubt I do improve much from that point, probably averaging somewhere in the mid 50's for my style of normal functioning abilities.

I didn't expect that most of you would be placed in that small range of 40-50. It goes to show that it is not wholly unique to the spectrum. :oops:


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Location: Michigan

31 Dec 2009, 11:14 pm

In the current state I am in now, I think it's 59.

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