This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have an anxiety disorder or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.
You’re getting ready for that big test at school or that job interview, and you can’t stop sweating. Your heart feels like it’s going to jump out of your chest, and you feel nauseous and like you’ll faint any minute.
This is anxiety — and it’s natural to feel anxious in those moments.
But when feelings of anxiety become overwhelming and interfere with your daily life, it might be an anxiety disorder.
Typically, feelings of anxiety come and go, lasting only a few moments or in certain situations. But if you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings of anxiety and fear might be with you all the time.
If you’re concerned about your anxiety, you’re not alone.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), over 40 million (19.1%) U.S. adults have an anxiety disorder and about 7% of children between 3 and 17 years old have issues with anxiety each year.
Anxiety disorders can look different from person to person, and symptoms can vary based on the situation or object that causes your anxiety.
There are also different types of anxiety disorders, each with its own unique set of symptoms and negative thoughts associated with them. The types of anxiety disorders include:
- panic disorder
- generalized anxiety disorder
- social anxiety disorder
- separation anxiety disorder
- specific phobias
Other mental health conditions — such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — may also have symptoms of anxiety but are not considered an anxiety disorder.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the most common anxiety disorder in the United States is specific phobias, affecting about 19 million U.S. adults.
While the cause or object of your anxiety can look different, there are ways you can manage your anxiety.
The first step in addressing your anxiety is determining whether you have an anxiety disorder or if there’s another underlying cause for your symptoms.
Discussing your concerns with a healthcare professional can help. They’ll be able to help determine the cause of your symptoms and refer you to a mental health professional if needed.
If you want to find out more information about anxiety, you can check out Psych Central’s hub on anxiety.
This brief, time-saving questionnaire is designed for anyone who thinks they may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
The items below will help you determine whether you may need additional help and professional support for your symptoms.
A mental health professional can also help figure out if your issues might be a symptom of an anxiety disorder and recommend treatment if needed.
This online screening is not a definitive tool. It is not designed to diagnose anxiety or take the place of a professional diagnosis.
You can, however, use this test as a self-screening tool to track your moods. You could also use it to show your doctor how your symptoms have changed from one visit to the next.
Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.