Do You Need to Seek Treatment for Your Anxiety? (2-Minute Quiz)

Online Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7)

If you’re struggling with symptoms of severe anxiety, doing a quick self-evaluation can help you decide what steps to take next. The GAD-7 Assessment below offers an objective measure of your condition. And it gives you results you can share with your doctor.

Answer each multiple-choice question based on your own perception. Then total up the numbers to get your score. The higher your score, the more severe your anxiety (and the greater potential need for treatment).

You can use the free quiz below or download the GAD-7 here as a printable PDF.

Online Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment

This tool is not a substitute for a clinical evaluation and cannot give an official diagnosis. We offer this as a free resource to help give insight into your situation. If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety or other mental health challenges, you should speak to a mental health professional.

Your information is confidential. We do not collect or store your answers. And we do not require you to submit any identifying information to see your results.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

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 irritated *
7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen *
8. If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?
This question is optional, but it can offer insight into how these problems are impacting your life.

Please answer all required questions to see your results.

Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Lowe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Archives of internal medicine. May 22 2006;166(10):1092-PMID: 16717171