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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.

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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:

1. Pounding heart

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
2. Sweating

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
3. Trembling or shaking

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
4. Shortness of breath

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
5. Afraid or scared

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
6. Chest pain or discomfort

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
7. Nausea or abdominal distress

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
8. Feeling dizzy or unsteady

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
9. Fear of losing control or going crazy

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
10. Numbness or tingling sensations

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
11. Chills or hot flashes

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
12. Fear of dying

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
13. Constant or persistent worry

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
14. Feeling of choking

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
15. Unable to relax

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
16. Feeling of being unreal

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
17. Nervous

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
18. Feeling shaky or wobbly

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
19. Irritable or difficulty sleeping

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
20. Trembling hands

Usually
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
21, Avoid situations because of anxiety



Sometimes
Rarely
Never
22. Feeling lightheaded or faint



Sometimes
Rarely
Never

 

 


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:

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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. (2019). Anxiety Screening Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 23, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/quizzes/anxiety-quiz/

 

Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 22 Jun 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Jun 2019
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.