Self-assessment

GAD-7

If you answered ‘yes’ to more than one question you may like to explore how ‘anxious’ you feel by completing the Generalised Anxiety Disorder assessment (GAD-7). The GAD-7 has 7 questions which ask about both the symptoms of anxiety and how anxious you are. If you would like to explore your level of both anxiety and depression you may like to complete the Kessler 10 (K10).

Think about the last 2 weeks. For each question rate how often you have been bothered by the following problems from 0 (‘not at all’) to 3 (‘nearly every day’). At the end of the questionnaire we will help you to work out your score and guide you from there.

Please complete all questions. To ensure we get you the right results, we need you to complete all questions in the form.

Thinking about the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by...
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge

2. Not being able to stop or control worrying

3. Worrying too much about different things

4. Trouble relaxing

5. Being so restless that it is hard to sit still

6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritated

7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

Your questionnaire has successfully been submitted.

See your results below.

Your assessment result

Your score: 0

What does your score mean?

Scores between 0-5: mild anxiety

Scores between 6-10: moderate anxiety

Scores between 11-15: moderately severe anxiety

Scores between 16-21: severe anxiety

What to do next?

If you have mild to moderate anxiety and your thoughts and feelings are not interfering with your daily life you may like to understand more about the causes of worries and anxiety or you may like to see if one of the tools in the toolkit can help to reduce your worries or anxiety.

If you have moderate to severe anxiety and you haven’t already seen a doctor or another health professional such as a psychologist, please seek help as there are many things they can do to help you with anxiety (see the tool kit section for how to get in contact with a doctor and/or psychologist). If you are very distressed, or your anxiety is severe and you have not already seen a doctor go to ‘Get help now’ and seek help as soon as possible. 

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