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Anxiety test

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) 

The GAD-7 has been validated for primary care patients, general population, and adolescents with GAD (Mossman et al., 2018, found that GAD-7 scores may be used to assess anxiety symptoms and to differentiate between mild and moderate GAD in adolescents).

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Not being able to stop or control worrying

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Worrying too much about different things

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Trouble relaxing

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Being so restless that it's hard to sit still

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Becoming easily annoyed or irritable

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Total Score: ____/21

Anxiety severity: 0-5 mild, 6-10 moderate, 11-15 moderately severe, 15-21 severe.

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Please consult with a psychologist or therapist if you have experienced symptoms in the moderate to severe range for more than two weeks. Final diagnosis should be made with clinical interview and mental status examination including assessment of patient’s level of distress and functional impairment.

Note about credits

From the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders Patient Health Questionnaire (PRIME-MD PHQ). The GAD was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues. The copyright for the GAD-7 was formerly held with Pfizer, who provided the educational grant for Drs Spitzer, Williams and Kroenke who originally designed it. This is no longer the case and no permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute the GAD-7.

 

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