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
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