Online Anxiety Test (GAD 7)

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About the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test (GAD-7)

  • Purpose: This simple questionnaire assesses the severity of the most common seven anxious disorder symptoms. 
  • Background: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a chronic condition marked by excessive, uncontrollable worry about daily life, impacting various aspects of functioning.
  • Time Frame for Responses: Individuals are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and state of mind over the past two weeks when responding to the GAD-7 questions.

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Please answer the following questions by considering your behavior in the past 2 weeks:

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:







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Interpretation

Your Score

  • The outcome provided by the GAD-7 calculator is intended to ascertain the presence and intensity of an anxiety disorder.
  • The scoring system, where each of the seven items is rated from 0 to 3, yields a total score ranging from 0 (no anxiety) to 21 (severe anxiety).

The following are the possible scores from this test:

  • 0 - 4   No or little anxiety
  • 5 - 9   Mild anxiety disorder
  • 10 - 14   Moderate anxiety disorder
  • 15 - 21   Severe anxiety disorder

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our online mental health assessment. If you have any concerns or questions about your results, we encourage you to discuss them with a licensed BetterHelp therapist who can provide tailored guidance and support.

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Sources

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596  

Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Löwe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med. 2006 May 22;166(10):1092-7. 

Löwe B, Decker O, Müller S, Brähler E, Schellberg D, Herzog W, Herzberg PY. Validation and standardization of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7) in the general population. Med Care. 2008; 46(3):266-74.