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Anxiety Disorder Test: Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

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An anxiety disorder test is designed to screen for any type of anxiety disorder. If you are concerned you may have an anxiety disorder, take this anxiety disorder quiz to help answer the question, "Do I have an anxiety disorder?"

Anxiety Disorder Test Instructions

Answer yes or no to the following questions as honestly as possible. You'll find an interpretation of your answers below.

Take the Anxiety Disorder Test1

1. Are you troubled by the following?

Repeated, unexpected panic attacks during which you suddenly are overcome by intense fear or discomfort for no apparent reason; or the fear of having another panic attack

Yes No

Persistent, inappropriate thoughts, impulses, or images that you can't get out of your mind (such as a preoccupation with germs, worry about the order of things, or aggressive or sexual impulses)

Yes No

Powerful and ongoing fear of social situations involving unfamiliar people

Yes No

Excessive worrying (for at least six months) about events or activities

Yes No

Fear of places or situations where getting help or escape might be difficult, such as in a crowd or on a bridge

Yes No

Shortness of breath or a racing heart for no apparent reason

Yes No

Persistent and unreasonable fear of an object or situation, such as flying, heights, animals, blood, etc.

Yes No

Inability to travel alone

Yes No

Spending more than one hour a day doing repetitive actions (hand washing, checking, counting, etc.)

Yes No

Experience or witnessing a traumatic life-threatening or deadly event or serious injury (such as military combat, violent crime, or serious accident)

Yes No


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2. More days than not, do you experience the following?

Feeling restless

Yes No

Feeling easily tired distracted

Yes No

Feeling irritable

Yes No

Tense muscles or problems sleeping?

Yes No

Your anxiety interfering with your daily life

Yes No

3. Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate anxiety disorders.

In the last year have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes No

More days than not, do you feel sad or depressed?

Yes No

More days than not, do you feel disinterested in life?

Yes No

More days than not, do you feel worthless or guilty?

Yes No

4. During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs...

resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?

Yes No

placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?

Yes No

gotten you arrested?

Yes No

continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?

Yes No

 


Scoring the Anxiety Disorder Test

The more times you answered yes on the anxiety disorder quiz, the more likely it is you may suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Sections one and two of the anxiety disorder test are designed to indicate an anxiety disorder, while sections three and four screen for conditions that may complicate anxiety disorders - such as depression or substance use.

If you answered mostly yes in any one section, or in the anxiety disorder quiz overall, you should print this page with your answers and discuss them with a mental health or healthcare professional.

Remember, only a trained, mental health professional like your family doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist can diagnose a mental illness.

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