Health

Anxious? Take the 7 Question Quiz Docs Use

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

  (Use “” to indicate your answer) 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
         
Total points (____+ ____+ ____+ ____+)

GAD-7 Anxiety Severity Scale.  Scoring: take the total score for the seven items ranges from 0 to 21.

  5   = MILD Anxiety

10   = MODERATE Anxiety

20   = SEVERE ANXIETY    

Though designed primarily as a screening and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder, the GAD-7 also has moderately good operating characteristics for three other common anxiety disorders – panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Doctors are recommended to provide further evaluation if scores are 10 or higher.

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