ANXIETY ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Why is anxiety diagnosis important?

Eating disorders commonly co-occur with anxiety disorders. For those who have an anxiety disorder, a co-occurring eating disorder may make their symptoms worse and recovery more difficult. It’s essential to be treated for both disorders.

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Screening Tool

This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) that needs professional attention. This screening tool is not designed to make a diagnosis of GAD but to be shared with your GP or mental health professional to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

Are you troubled by the following?:

☐ Yes    ☐ No

Do you experience excessive worry?

☐ Yes    ☐ No

Is your worry excessive in intensity, frequency, or amount of distress it causes?

☐ Yes    ☐ No

Do you find it difficult to control the worry (or stop worrying) once it starts?

☐ Yes    ☐ No

Do you worry excessively or uncontrollably about minor things such as being late for an appointment, minor repairs, homework, etc.?

Please list below the most frequent topics about which you worry excessively or uncontrollably.

 

 

☐ Yes    ☐ No

During the last six months, have you been bothered by excessive worries more days than not?

 

During the past six months, have you often been bothered by any of the following symptoms? Check one square next to each symptom that you have had more days than not:

a.  restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge

 

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

 

b.  Irritability

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

c.  difficulty falling/staying asleep or restless/unsatisfying sleep

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

 

d.  being easily fatigued

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

e.  difficulty concentrating or mind going blank

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

f.   muscle tension

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

 

 

How much do worry and physical symptoms interfere with your life, work, social activities, family, etc.?

Not at all       A little      Moderately       Quite a bit           Extremely

       €                                  ‚                         ƒ                         … 

 

Source: Newman, M. G., Zuellig, A. R., Kachin, K. E., Constantino, M. J., Przeworski, A., Erickson, T., & Cashman-McGrath, L. (2002). Preliminary reliability and validity of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire-IV: A revised self-report diagnostic measure of generalized anxiety disorder. Behavior Therapy, 33, 215-233. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(02)80026-0