Anxiety Screening Test

Use this quiz to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of an anxiety problem or panic disorder.

Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an anxiety disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential.



I am a year old //

Think back about how you’ve felt over the past month. Please choose how often you’ve experienced each of the following anxiety symptoms during that time:

Usually Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Pounding heart
Trembling or shaking
Shortness of breath
Afraid or scared
Chest pain or discomfort
Usually Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Nausea or abdominal distress
Feeling dizzy or unsteady
Fear of losing control or going crazy
Numbness or tingling sensations
chills or hot flashes
Fear of dying
Usually Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Constant or persistent worry
Feeling of choking
Unable to relax
Feeling of being unreal
Feeling shaky or wobbly
Usually Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Irritable or difficulty sleeping
Trembling hands
Avoid situations because of anxiety
Feeling lightheaded or faint



Our anxiety screening test is based upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 5th Ed., 2013) criteria for panic and anxiety disorders. All rights reserved.

Learn more about anxiety:

Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms

What causes anxiety disorders

Treatment for anxiety


Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2018). Anxiety Screening Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2019, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 25 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Jul 2018
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