Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
If you suspect that you may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, please fill out the questionnaire below, print out the results and share them with your primary care physician.
In addition to your primary care physician, local resources are available for assistance:
Swedish Medical Group, Mental Health Services: 773-878-8200, ext. 5300.
Lutheran Social Services Welcoming Center 24-hour answering: 773-561-5809
Download a printable PDF of the generalized anxiety disorder screening>>
If your screening total is more than 10, we strongly encourage you to see your primary care provider or consult one of our health resources listed at the top of this page.
*If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, please go to the nearest Emergency Department (ED) or call 911. Our ED has trained counselors 24-hours a day to talk to you privately.
GAD-7 Anxiety Severity. This is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3, to the response categories of “not at all,” “several days,” “more than half the days,” and “nearly every day,” respectively. GAD-7 total score for the seven items ranges from 0 to 21. Scores of 5, 10, and 15 represent cutpoints for mild, moderate, and severe anxiety, respectively. Though designed primarily as a screening and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder, the GAD-7 also has moderately good operating characteristics for three other common anxiety disorders – panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. When screening for anxiety disorders, a recommended cutpoint for further evaluation is a score of 10 or greater.
Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an
educational grant from Pfizer Inc.