Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is a normal sensation each of us experiences at some point, it can serve as a useful tool for keeping us safe. However many people experience anxiety at unusually high levels, or at inappropriate times, and this can hinder a person from living a normal lifestyle.
Below are a few questions used in clinical settings to help determine if the levels of anxiety you experience are normal, or something to have concern over. This test should not replace the official diagnosis or opinion of your therapist but can help give insight into where you stand along with some advice as to what you should do next.
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
Being so restless that it is hard to sit still
Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen