FREE Anxiety Assessment Form (NHS GAD-7)

Free Anxiety Assessment Form

The NHS GAD-7 Free Anxiety Assessment form can help to assess levels of anxiety and monitor improvements over time.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear.

Anxiety is actually an important automated response for humans, as it can help to alert us about potentially dangerous situations.

However, that automated part of the brain may also become overly sensitive in some situations, and feel hard to control.

Just as your brain learned to be anxious about certain things, it can learn to be more calm, and you can feel better with time.

Do I Have Anxiety?

The answer to this question is always yes. Anxiety is just a human emotion, so everyone has anxiety to different levels and relating to different things.

However, if anxiety is negatively affecting your life and stopping you from doing things that other people can do, it is important to get professional help, so that your anxiety response can be retrained.

The GAD-7 Anxiety Assessment Form

If you think about events over the last 2 weeks, and using the following scores:

  • 0 = Not at all
  • 1 = Several days
  • 2 = More than half the days
  • 3 = Nearly every day

Score each of the following questions, then add up the total score.

  1. Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge?
  2. Not being able to stop or control worrying?
  3. Worrying too much about different things?
  4. Trouble relaxing?
  5. Being so restless that it’s hard to sit still?
  6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable?
  7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen?

Your score can help other people, such as a doctor, therapist or employer, understand how are are currently doing.

You can also use your score to track your feelings over time, and also to be aware of potential triggers of anxiety so they can be retrained.

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