I think the problem with rating symptoms is and can be different to rating ones function. Many of us especially in the beginning years function but have lots of bad symptoms. So we could see two people with the same symptom severity but function differently. I guess theres many reasons for this from finanacial, to a mother with very young children or babies as well as what support networks are in place. I hate the whole rating symptoms especially for us when they can vary so often in frequency, duration etc Rating scale like ok shitty really shitty got nothin probably tells us more then a scale from 1 to 10, but some people like to crunch numbers i guess.