Anxiety Screening Quiz

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


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


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Last updated: 9 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Nov 2017
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