Brief Measure of Worry Severity (BMWS)

1.    When I worry‚ it interferes with my day-to-day functioning (eg. stops me getting my work done‚ organizing myself or activities).
2.    When I think I should be finished worrying about something‚ I find myself worrying about the same thing‚ over and over.
3.    My worrying leads me to feel down and depressed.
4.    When I worry‚ it interferes with my ability to make decisions or solve problems.
5.    I feel tense and anxious when I worry.
6.    I worry that bad things or events are certain to happen.
7.    I often worry about not being able to stop myself from worrying.
8.    As a consequence of my worrying‚ I tend to feel emotional unease or discomfort.
 
 
0-Not true at all‚ 1- Somewhat true‚ 2- Moderately true‚ 3- Definitely true
 
 

Gladstone‚ G.‚ & Parker‚ G. (2003). What’s the use of worrying? Its function and its dysfunction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry‚ 37‚ 347-354.

Gladstone‚ GL.‚ Parker. GB‚ Mitchell‚ PB.‚ Malhi‚ GS.‚ Wilhelm‚ KA.‚ Austin‚ MP. (2005). A Brief Measure of Worry Severity (BMWS): personality and clinical correlates of severe worriers. Journal of Anxiety Disorders; 19(8):877-892.