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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test

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Posted By Alex Perez - Mental Health Writer, B.A.

Published under the supervision of Michel Fritzson, MPH, M.D.

Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Do you think you have GAD? Take the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test!

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test

generalized anxiety disorder test

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly Every Day

  1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge

0

1

2

3

2. Not being able to stop or control worrying

0

1

2

3

3. Worrying too much about different things

0

1

2

3

4. Trouble relaxing

0

1

2

3

5. Being so restless that it is hard to sit still

0

1

2

3

6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable

0

1

2

3

7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

0

1

2

3

Now add up the score you got for each question.

Use of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test as severity and outcome measure

This test is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3, to the
response categories of ―not at all, ―several days, ―more than half the days, and ―nearly every
day
, respectively.

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test total score for the seven items ranges from 0 to 21. Scores of 5, 10,
and 15 represent cutpoints for mild, moderate, and severe anxiety, respectively.

Though designed primarily as a screening and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder.
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test also has moderately good operating characteristics for three other common anxiety disorderspanic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. When screening for anxiety disorders, a recommended cutpoint for further evaluation is a score of 10 or greater.

Questions Regarding development acknowledgments and use of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test

This Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test, the GAD-7, was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.


Copyright: Content found at the PHQ Screeners site is expressly exempted from Pfizer’s general copyright restrictions; content found on the PHQ Screeners site is free for download and use as stated within the PHQ Screeners site.

GAD-7 is in the public domain. No permission is required to
reproduce, translate, display or distribute.

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