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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Self Screener

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Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Are you troubled by:

 Yes  No    Excessive worrying at least 50% of the time?
 Yes  No    Difficulty controlling your worrying?
 Yes  No    Persistent worrying for at least 6 months?

If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, then continue to answer the questions below.

Have you been bothered by any of the following for at least six months?

 Yes  No    Restlessness, feeling keyed-up or o­n edge?
 Yes  No    Being easily tired?
 Yes  No    Problems concentrating?
 Yes  No    Irritability?
 Yes  No    Muscle tension?
 Yes  No    Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep?
 Yes  No    Anxiety interfering with your daily life?

If you answered "Yes" to at least three of these 6 questions, then it is possible you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, a treatable medical condition. As o­nly a healthcare professional can diagnose GAD, you may consider talking to your doctor to see if you do, in fact, suffer from this disorder and wish to receive help.

Adapted from:
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 October 2007 )


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