Anxiety is one of the most common psychological struggles people face. Use this online self-assessment to help identify if your experiences with anxiety meet the criteria of having an anxiety disorder.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 20 percent of American adults struggle with a mental health disorder. Anxiety is one of the most common psychological conditions. However, understanding whether you or someone you know has an anxiety disorder requires knowledge of what one is.
Anxiety involves worrying about a previous or upcoming event, specifically the uncertain outcome or unknown details regarding that event. The fear is fleeting but it causes people to fret that adverse outcomes or events are inevitable despite little or no evidence supporting the speculation.
Feeling anxious is quite common. Most, if not all, adults have experienced moments of anxiety at some point in their life. However, answering the questions, “Do I have anxiety?” and, “Do I have an anxiety disorder?” require an understanding of the differences between anxiousness and a clinical disorder.
People can become anxious in many different ways. For instance, anxiety before a big test or interview is ordinary. Feeling anxious after the exam or interview is also common due to worrying about performance.
Persistent anxiety about a situation — or multiple ones — could be a sign of a psychological disorder. If you struggle daily with stress or unease that impacts your life, you may have an anxiety disorder
To help you determine if you have an anxiety disorder, take The Recovery Village’s anxiety quiz below.
Taking the anxiety self-assessment quiz can help you evaluate your mental health. However, the results from the questionnaire cannot replace a clinical diagnosis of a psychological condition. The findings of this quiz should provide insight into whether you have excessive anxiety and how much of an impact it has on your life. If you have further questions regarding the presence of an anxiety disorder, speak with a mental health professional. If your anxiety is connected to substance abuse, call The Recovery Village to learn about treatment options for both issues.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition is a reliable resource for identifying the presence of a psychological condition. The Recovery Village’s anxiety quiz is based on criteria from the manual. The questions pertain to your recent experience with anxiety.
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