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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Test

A generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) test can help pinpoint the behaviors and thoughts that may indicate generalized anxiety disorder. GAD can be difficult to spot, even though up to 7% of people will experience chronic anxiety in their lifetime. Use this generalized anxiety disorder quiz as a starting point to screen for symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in yourself.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Quiz Instructions

Answer the following GAD test questions either yes or no, as honestly as possible. See the bottom of the generalized anxiety disorder quiz for how to interpret the results.

GAD Test Questions

1. Are you troubled by the following?

Excessive worry, occurring more days than not, for a least six months

Yes No

Unreasonable worry about events or activities, such as work, school, or your health

Yes No

The inability to control the worry

Yes No

2. Are you bothered by at least three of the following?

Restlessness, feeling keyed-up, or on edge

Yes No

Being easily tired

Yes No

Problems concentrating

Yes No

Irritability

Yes No

Muscle tension

Yes No

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep

Yes No

Your anxiety interfering with your daily life

Yes No

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.

3. Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes No

4. More days than not, do you feel

Sad or depressed?

Yes No

Disinterested in life?

Yes No

Worthless or guilty?

Yes No

5. 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

GAD Test Results

On the GAD test, count the number of times you answered yes. The greater the calculated score, the greater the chance you have generalized anxiety disorder. If you feel you may have GAD or another disorder, take this generalized anxiety disorder quiz and your answers to a doctor for a clinical assessment.

Remember, only a doctor or qualified mental health professional can make a diagnosis.

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Last Updated: 30 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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