Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents: A Self-Test
How much stress or worry is considered too much? Complete the following
self-test by clicking the YES or NO boxes next to each question, print out the
page, and show the results to your health care professional.
IS IT AN ANXIETY DISORDER?
As a teenager are you troubled by:
Repeated, unexpected "attacks" during which you suddenly are overcome by intense fear or discomfort for no apparent reason, or the fear of having another panic attack?
Persistent, inappropriate thoughts, impulses or images that you can't get out of your mind (such as a preoccupation with getting dirty or worry about the order of things)?
Distinct and ongoing fear of social situations involving unfamiliar people?
Excessive worrying about a number of events or activities?
Fear of places or situations where getting help or escape might be difficult, such as in a crowd or an an elevator?
Shortness of breath or racing heart for no apparent reason?
Persistent and unreasonable fear of an object or situation, such as flying, heights, animals, blood, etc.?
Being unable to travel alone, without a companion?
Spending too much time each day doing things over and over again (for example, hand washing, checking things, or counting)?
More days than not, do you:
Feel easily fatigued or distracted?
Experience muscle tension or problems sleeping?
More days than not, do you feel:
Sad or depressed?
Disinterested in life?
Worthless or guilty?
Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
Do you relive a traumatic event through thoughts, games, distressing
dreams, or flashbacks?
Does your anxiety interfere with your daily life?