Anxiety Self Test

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Anxiety Self Test

So many people these days are suffering from undiagnosed anxiety or are continually anxious, cranky, tired, etc. and don’t know why. It might be anxiety which is often fairly easy to treat holistically, medically or psychologically.

There are different kinds of diagnosable anxiety. Some are Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Anxiety Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS), Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety and more. 

  • Is it difficult to maintain your involvement in work, family or social activities without avoidance or dread?
  • Do you avoid certain situations because you are afraid or embarrassed to be judged by other people?
  • Do you suffer from excessive and/or unrealistic worry that is difficult to control, occurring more days than not for at least 6 months about a number of events or activities?
  • Do you continually think about negative situations or events in your current life or the past?
  • Are you experiencing motor tension (restlessness, tiredness, shakiness, muscle tension, etc.)?
  • Do you worry excessively about your job, school, relationship(s), health, or money?
  • Are you having panic attacks?
  • Is it hard to let go or forgive and forget?
  • Are you easily frightened, or surprised?
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?
  • Are you using substances or OTC drugs to cause sleep?
  • Do you have a pessimistic, fearful view of the future?
  • Do you often think about how unsatisfied you are with your life?
  • Are you having autonomic hyperactivity (heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, nausea, diarrhea)?
  • Do you avoid certain situations, people or places that increase your anxiety?
  • Are you hypervigilant (feeling constantly on edge, experiencing concentration difficulties, having sleep problems, and/or exhibiting a general state of irritability)?
  • Is it hard to concentrate or make decisions?
  • Do you suffer from indigestion/ stomach problems?
  • Do you throw up when you are tense?
  • Are you afraid of crowds, being left alone, the dark, of strangers, or of traffic?
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating or remembering things?
  • Have you recently lost interest in activities you enjoyed in the past?
  • Do you often have nightmares?
  • Do you feel tense or extremely jumpy?
  • Do you occasionally feel that you are losing control?

If you answered yes to five or more items, please discuss this with your health care professional.

This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional psychological psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult with your physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or another qualified health provider without delay to gain more information regarding your specific medical and/or psychological condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Sharon Valentino, MA, ChT, CA LMFT, Psychotherapist, Behavioral Health
Calif. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC51746
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