This anxiety test consists of seven statements about how you might be feeling. Please consider each one carefully and select the answer that best describes the way you have been feeling over the last two weeks.
If you are would score yourself between two answers, choose the highest-numbered answer. Once you have completed all the questions, click the button to get your results.
This test is a faithful implementation of the clinically validated Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) developed by Pfizer (2007). While the test is an effective depression screening tool, it can only indicate a possible degree of general anxiety. The test does not provide a clinical diagnosis of any anxiety disorder, for which you would need to see a qualified medical practitioner.
Your scores suggest that you are not experiencing signifcant symptoms of generalised anxiety at this time.
However, if you are concerned about your symptoms, if they are causing your distress or are interfering with your daily living, please do consult your GP or a mental health professional for further advice.
You seem to be experiencing mild symptoms of generalised anxiety. Many of us experience such symptoms from time to time, and they do not necessarily indicate you are suffering from an anxiety disorder.
However, if you have been feeling this way for some time, if your symptoms are getting worse or they are causing you to feel depressed, it's worth discussing your situation with your GP or a mental health practitioner.
You might also find our free booklet, Five Simple Steps to Overcoming Anxiety helpful as this gives several self-help strategies you can use to overcome anxious thoughts.
You seem to be experiencing symptoms associated with moderate generalised anxiety. The symptoms appear to be causing you notable signs of distress that might be affecting your daily living.
It is highly likely that you would benefit from counselling. Talking therapies are much more effective than medication in treating mild to moderate anxiety disorders.
You might also benefit from self-help strategies such as those in our free booklet, Five Simple Steps to Overcoming Anxiety.
Your scores indicate that you are suffering from severe generalised anxiety symptoms. These symptoms seem to be causing you significant distress and are preventing you from enjoying your day-to-day life.
Such severe symptoms are commonly associated with serious anxiety disorders requiring active intervention.
It is highly likely that you would benefit from counselling and we would recommend that you contact your GP or a professional counselling service without delay. Moderate to severe anxiety difficulties rarely go away on their own. They often get worse without treatment. The longer you leave it, the harder it can be to treat. High levels of anxiety are also strongly linked to depression and depressive disorders.
Self-help strategies such as those in our free booklet, Five Simple Steps to Overcoming Anxiety are likely to help, particularly in conjunction with counselling. Talking therapies are generally more effective in treating anxiety disorders than medication alone.
If you are concerned about how you are feeling, or are actively considering ending your life, please act now to prevent things from getting any worse. You can find further information on dealing with a mental health crisis here.
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