Is My Anxiety Out of Control?
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Been feeling on edge lately? Our anxiety screening quiz was developed by a licensed professional counselor to identify signs of too much stress and anxiety.
Please respond to the following statements according to how often they have applied to you during the past two weeks.
This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or take the place of a professional diagnosis. If you suspect that you are dealing with severe anxiety, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.
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Anxiety appears to be playing a large role in your life and is likely to be interfering with your ability to meet your needs and goals. This level of anxiety interferes with your day-to-day life and could put you at risk for other long-term health problems. Therapy and medication have been proven to help many people alleviate anxiety. Please strongly consider getting help to curb the control anxiety has over your life.
Disclaimer: the results of this quiz do not take the place of a clinical diagnosis of depression. Only a licensed professional can completely assess, diagnose, and treat depression. If you are thinking about suicide, please consult with a professional as soon as possible or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
You appear be dealing with significant anxiety that is causing a level of distress that makes your life more difficult than it needs to be. This level of anxiety can interfere with your day-to-day life and could put you at risk for other long-term health problems. Anxiety is a treatable condition that responds well to therapy and sometimes medication. Please consider seeking help to overcome your anxiety.
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I worry about things that are out of my control.
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I feel overwhelmed.
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I have a feeling that something awful is about to happen.
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I have headaches, stomachaches, and/or muscle tension with no medical cause.
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I have trouble “shutting my mind off” to sleep at night, or wake up feeling anxious.
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I have difficulty concentrating and sometimes my mind goes blank.
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I have a fear of being out in public in situations where I can’t easily escape.
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I am a perfectionist.
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I feel agitated and irritable, or “snap” at others.
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I have obsessive or intrusive thoughts that I can’t shake.
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I have irrational fears that I feel powerless to change.
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Others often tell me that I need to relax.
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I have times when I feel so stressed that I “shut down” and can’t function.
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I have stress-related appetite changes.
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I have sudden attacks of panic, which may include shallow breathing, chest tightness, nausea, dizziness and feeling out of control.