GAD-7 – Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screen

GAD-7 – Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screen

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

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

The GAD-7 is a validated tool to assess for anxiety disorders.

Formula :

Points are given for each variable.

Explanation of Result :

0-4 : Minimal anxiety
5-9 : Mild anxiety
10-14 : Moderate anxiety
15-21 : Severe anxiety

* Please verify all calculations prior to clinical use.


  • Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Löwe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med. 2006 May 22;166(10):1092-7. PMID: 16717171.