Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item (GAD-7) Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?  Not at all sure  Several days  Over half the days  Nearly every day  
1.  Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge  0  1  2  3
2.  Not being able to stop or control worrying  0  1  2  3
3.  Worrying too much about different things  0  1  2  3
4.  Trouble relaxing  0  1  2  3
5.  Being so restless that it’s hard to sit still  0  1  2  3
6.  Becoming easily annoyed or irritable  0  1  2  3
7.  Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen   Total Score (add your column scores) = 0  1  2  3
Add the score for each column    
Total Score (add your column scores) =         

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people? 

Not difficult at all _________

Somewhat difficult _________ 

Very difficult _____________ 

Extremely difficult _________ 

The GAD-7 score is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3, to the response categories of ‘not at all’, ‘several days’, ‘more than half the days’, and ‘nearly every day’, respectively, and adding together the scores for the seven questions.

Scores of 5, 10, and 15 are taken as the cut-off points for mild, moderate and severe anxiety, respectively. When used as a screening tool, further evaluation is recommended when the score is 10 or greater.

Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.  No permission required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute.