Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, answer the questions below, print out the results and share them with your health care professional.

All screening tools are downloadable from this website and no permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute them. 

To locate a specialist who treats GAD, visit the ADAA Find a Therapist.

Please answer the following: 

Yes    No Do you experience excessive worry?
Yes   No Is your worry excessive in intensity, frequency, or amount of distress it causes?
Yes   No Do you find it difficult to control the worry (or stop worrying) once it starts?
Yes   No Do you worry excessively or uncontrollably about minor things such as being late for an appointment, minor repairs, homework, etc.?

If you answered "Yes" for more than one of the questions, please click here to download the full screening tool to complete and share with your primary care physician or mental health professional.
 

Reference: Newman, M. G., Zuellig, A. R., Kachin, K. E., Constantino, M. J., Przeworski, A., Erickson, T., & Cashman-McGrath, L. (2002). Preliminary reliability and validity of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire-IV: A revised self-report diagnostic measure of generalized anxiety disorder. Behavior Therapy, 33, 215-233. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(02)80026-0
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