Online Anxiety Test

The following free anxiety test is based on the GAD-7, a brief screening and severity measure of symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder but also used as a screen for three other common anxiety disorders – panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Completing the test can help you get a better idea of whether you might need help for anxiety.

Choose one answer for each of the questions below. Be sure to answer all of the questions.

We do not keep a record of the results or any identifying information.

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

1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge

 

 

 

 

2. Not being able to stop or control worrying

 

 

 

 

3. Worrying too much about different things

 

 

 

 

4. Trouble relaxing

 

 

 

 

5. Being so restless that it is hard to sit still

 

 

 

 

6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable

 

 

 

 

7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

 

 

 

 




DISCLAIMER

This online anxiety test can help you identify symptoms of anxiety, their severity and to know when further assessment may be warranted. It will not provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see an appropriately qualified doctor or mental health professional.  A diagnosis of an anxiety disorder should not be made based on GAD-7 scores alone.

High GAD-7 scores can occur at very stressful and busy times, but if you are worried about, or troubled by symptoms of anxiety, you should see a health professional to stop symptoms from getting worse.

Ahead Psychology does not provide emergency crisis counselling. If you or someone you know needs crisis counselling, call Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone crisis support service 13 11 14.

If you are facing a medical emergency from self-harm call an ambulance (000) or go to the emergency department of your local hospital.

Please note:
These questions are designed to help you to reflect on your situation and symptoms. This online anxiety test does not provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see a health professional.  A diagnosis of an anxiety disorder should not be made based on GAD-7 scores alone. High GAD-7 scores can occur at very stressful and busy times, but if you are worried about, or troubled by symptoms of anxiety, you should see a health professional to stop symptoms from getting worse.

Ahead Psychology have helped hundreds of people cope with anxiety, if you would like to see one of our psychologists to help with your anxiety, please call us on (07) 3352 3577

References:

  • Dear, B. F., Titov, N., McMillan, D., Anderson, T., Lorian, C., Robinson, E., & Sunderland, M. (2011). Psychometric comparison of the GAD-7 and PSWQ for measuring response during internet treatment for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 40(3), 216-227.
  • Löwe, B., Decker, O., Müller, S., Brähler, E., Schellberg, D., Herzog, W., & Herzberg, P. Y. (2008). Validation and standardization of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7) in the general population. Medical Care, 46, 266-274.
  • Spitzer, R. L., Kroenke, K., Williams, J. B. W., & Löwe, B. (2006). A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: The GAD-7. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166(10), 1092-1097.
  • Swinson, R.P. (2006). The GAD-7 scale was accurate for diagnosing generalised anxiety disorder. Evidence-Based Medicine, 11(6), 184.

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