Generalized Anxiety Disorder
7-Item (GAD-7) Scale

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Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by 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

If any of the above problems were identified, how difficult have these made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?


GAD-7 Important Notes and Scoring

The GAD-7 is based on the diagnostic criteria for GAD described in DSM-IV.

However, the GAD-7 is also sensitive to severity of symptoms of social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.

Please note: This questionnaire is designed for use by a health professional. Since the questionnaires rely on patient self-report, all responses should be verified by the clinician and a definitive diagnosis made on clinical grounds, taking into account how well the patient understood the questionnaire, as well as other relevant information from the patient (e.g., presence of DSM-IV GAD symptoms). A diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder should not be made based on GAD-7 scores alone.

A score of 10 or greater indicates that further evaluation is required.

The scores are as follows:

0-4 Minimal Anxiety
5-9 Mild Anxiety
10-14 Moderate Anxiety
15-21 Severe Anxiety

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.