Feeling anxious is normal, but sometimes anxiety can feel too intense or lasting over a long period. The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is a self-assessment tool for symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. It is a valid assessment tool and can indicate if you should consider getting a Diagnostic Assessment and support.

The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-9) cannot make a diagnosis. Also, it cannot replace a consultation with an appropriately trained professional. Only an appropriately qualified mental health professional can make a diagnosis. Also, this test may not be sensitive in identifying some sub-types of Anxiety Disorders.

Please read each question carefully before selecting a response.

(The GAD-7 was developed by Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JBW, Lowe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder. Arch Inern Med. 2006;166:1092-1097.)

In the last two 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’s hard to sit still
6.Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
7.Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen