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|
|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|
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.