What does my anxiety score mean?

Thank you for completing the anxiety screening tool. Here’s what your score indicates:

Your total score is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, or 3 to the response categories.

A total score of 0 to 4 indicates that you are experiencing minimal or no anxiety.

A total score of 5 to 9 indicates that you are experiencing mild anxiety.

A total score of 10 to 14 indicates that you are experiencing moderate anxiety.

A total score of 15 to 21 indicates that you are experiencing severe anxiety.

If you scored 10 or higher, that indicates the presence of significant anxiety symptoms and suggests the need for further evaluation and treatment. 

If you want to feel less anxious and more happy, I can help you.

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) that this screening tool is based on is a simple questionnaire used to help diagnose anxiety disorders in adults. It consists of seven questions that ask about the frequency and severity of common symptoms of anxiety such as excessive worrying, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, and feeling tense or on edge. Each question has four possible answers with higher scores indicating greater anxiety.

The GAD-7 has been shown to be a reliable and valid tool for assessing anxiety in a variety of settings, including primary care clinics and mental health clinics. It is often used by healthcare providers as a screening tool to identify patients who may be experiencing anxiety and may benefit from further evaluation or treatment. 

Spitzer, R. L., Kroenke, K., Williams, J. B., & Löwe, B. (2006). A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166(10), 1092-1097.