GAD-7 Over the last 2 weeks‚ how often have you been bothered by the following problems?
Use “✔” to indicate your answer
half the days
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
This is calculated by assigning scores of 0‚ 1‚ 2‚ and 3‚ to the response categories of “not at all‚” “several days‚” “more than half the days‚” and “nearly every day‚” respectively. GAD-7 total score for the seven items ranges from 0 to 21. Scores of 5‚ 10‚ and 15 represent cut points for mild‚ moderate‚ and severe anxiety‚ respectively. Though designed primarily as a screening and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder‚ the GAD-7 also has moderately good operating characteristics for three other common anxiety disorders – panic disorder‚ social anxiety disorder‚ and post-traumatic stress disorder. When screening for individual or any anxiety disorder‚ a recommended cutpoint for further evaluation is a score of 10 or greater.
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