Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people with generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

This quiz is NOT a diagnostic tool. Mental health disorders can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional or doctor.

Psycom believes assessments can be a valuable first step toward getting treatment. All too often people stop short of seeking help out of fear their concerns aren't legitimate or severe enough to warrant professional intervention.

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Do you worry about lots of different things?
Do you have trouble controlling your worries?
Do you get irritable and/or easily annoyed when anxious?
Does worry or anxiety make you feel fatigued or worn out?
Does worry or anxiety interfere with falling and/or staying asleep?
Does worry or anxiety make it hard to concentrate?
Do you feel jumpy?
Do you worry about how well you do things?
Do you worry about things working out in the future?
Do you worry about things that have already happened in the past?
Do your muscles get tense when you are worried or anxious?
Do you experience repetitive and persistent thoughts that are upsetting and unwanted?
Do you experience strong fear that causes panic, shortness of breath, chest pains, a pounding heart, sweating, shaking, nausea, dizziness and/or fear of dying?
Do you ever avoid places or social situation for fear of this panic?
Do you ever engage in repetitive behaviors to manage your worry? (For example, checking that the oven is off, locking doors, washing hands, counting, repeating words.)

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021