Feeling anxious is normal, but sometimes anxiety can feel too intense or lasting over a long period. The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is a self-assessment tool for symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. It is a valid assessment tool and can indicate if you should consider getting a Diagnostic Assessment and support.
The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-9) cannot make a diagnosis. Also, it cannot replace a consultation with an appropriately trained professional. Only an appropriately qualified mental health professional can make a diagnosis. Also, this test may not be sensitive in identifying some sub-types of Anxiety Disorders.
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(The GAD-7 was developed by Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JBW, Lowe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder. Arch Inern Med. 2006;166:1092-1097.)
In the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?