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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Self-Test

How much anxiety is too much? If you suspect that you might suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, complete the following self-test by clicking the "yes" or "no" boxes next to each question, print out the test and show the results to your health care professional.

HOW CAN I TELL IF IT'S GAD?

Are you troubled by:

1. Excessive worry, occurring more days than not, for a least six months?

Yes   No
2. Unreasonable worry about a number of events or activities, such as work or school and/or health?

Yes   No
3. The inability to control the worry?

Yes   No
4. Are you bothered by a least three of the following?

Yes   No
5. Restlessness, feeling keyed-up or on edge?

Yes   No
6. Being easily tired?

Yes   No
7. Problems concentrating?

Yes   No
8. Irritability?

Yes   No
9. Muscle tension?

Yes   No
10. Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep?

Yes   No
11. Does your anxiety interfere with your daily life?

Yes   No

Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Illnesses that sometimes complicate anxiety disorders include depression and substance abuse. With this in mind, please take a minute to answer the following questions.

12. Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes   No

More days than not, do you feel:

13. Sad or depressed?

Yes   No
14. Disinterested in life?

Yes   No
15. Worthless or guilty?

Yes   No

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs:

16. Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?

Yes   No
17. Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?

Yes   No
18. Gotten you arrested?

Yes   No
19. Continued despite causing problems for you and/or your loved ones?
Yes   No



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