If you suspect that you might suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, answer the questions below, print out the results and share them with your health care professional..
Are you troubled by the following?
|Yes No||Excessive worry, occurring more days than not, for a least six months|
|Yes No||Unreasonable worry about events or activities, such as work, school, or your health|
|Yes No||The inability to control the worry|
Are you bothered by at least three of the following?
|Yes No||Restlessness, feeling keyed-up, or on edge|
|Yes No||Being easily tired|
|Yes No||Problems concentrating|
|Yes No||Muscle tension|
|Yes No||Trouble falling or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep|
|Yes No||Your anxiety interfering with your daily life|
Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate anxiety disorders.
|Yes No||Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?|
More days than not, do you feel
|Yes No||sad or depressed?|
|Yes No||disinterested in life?|
|Yes No||worthless or guilty?|
During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs...
|Yes No||resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?|
|Yes No||placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?|
|Yes No||gotten you arrested?|
|Yes No||continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?|
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.