Generalized anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder and one of the most common mental conditions people face. The disorder involves overwhelming stress or worry that can impact a person’s mood and functionality. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, generalized anxiety disorder affects 6.8 million American adults each year. That’s why “Do I have generalized anxiety?” is a common question.

The overwhelming fear of bad events occurring in a person’s life can have debilitating effects. People may struggle to complete basic daily tasks, such as school assignments or house chores. With treatment, people can learn to manage their anxiousness and have a higher quality of life. However, identifying the presence of generalized anxiety is key to seeking help for the disorder.

The Recovery Village created an online assessment to help people determine if they have a generalized anxiety disorder.

Generalized Anxiety Self-Assessment Quiz

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) lists the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder. Using the information from the DSM-5, The Recovery Village developed a generalized anxiety disorder quiz.

The results of the questionnaire cannot replace a medical diagnosis from a mental health professional. Use the findings to determine if you are likely of having generalized anxiety disorder. After taking the quiz, consider speaking with a mental health professional. If your anxiety is connected to substance abuse, call The Recovery Village for information about addiction treatment that includes medical care for mental conditions.

The questions in the generalized anxiety disorder quiz pertain to the recent presence of associated symptoms.

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question. Based on your experiences in the past six months:

Have you had persistent, overwhelming worry or stress related to multiple activities or events?
Have you been unable to control rumination (i.e., the obsession over unknown outcomes)?
Has your anxiousness led to constant fatigue?
Have you had difficulty concentrating?
Have you become more irritable than usual?
Has your anxiety disrupted your sleeping habits?
Has your distress disturbed social or professional functioning?
Has your anxiety led to a reliance on drugs or alcohol to cope?
Have you been depressed due to constant anxiousness?
Does your family have a history of generalized anxiety disorder or a similar mental illness?
Has a friend or family member noticed you excessively worrying about everyday activities or events?
Has your anxiousness led to altered eating habits and a change in weight?

This quiz is confidential and your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information below to receive your results.

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