GAD-7 [Generalized Anxiety Disorder - 7 Item]

The GAD-7 is a validated, 7-item self-administered scale measuring the degree of seven common anxiety symptoms over the last two weeks. It also includes an (unscored) item to measure their impact. It is commonly used both for screening and monitoring purposes.

Created 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.


Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Not at all
Several days
More than half of days
Nearly every day
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 is hard to sit still.
6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable.
7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen.

If you checked off any problems in the 7 questions above, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?


Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment. They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.