This anxiety disorder test shows you if you suffer from any kind of anxiety illness or if you underwent any anxious attacks so far. Read more on this subject below the form and discover an example result.
How does this anxiety disorder test work?
This is a self assessment test designed to test if you have experienced anxiety attacks or anxiety disorder symptoms, organized in 4 sections that aims to reveal at what level you have confronted with such a mental health condition so far.
Within section 1 and 3 the anxiety disorder test totals a series of 16 questions with anxiety disorder symptoms where users can answer shortly by YES or NO, while within sections 2 and 4 the user has to choose from 16 short statements with signs of anxiety and there are allowed as many checks as experienced.
The test then calculates a percentage of anxiety symptoms meaning how many were chosen and then displays an anxiety status description. Please note that the above test should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional medical service.
Presence of anxiety disorder symptoms: 37.50% - Mild anxiety disorder
Based on your answers you seem to be undergoing mild levels of anxiety disorder. There are few important anxiety disorder related symptoms that bother you. The best advice would be to take a look at it and search for a professional assessment of your mental and physical health especially if what you are experiencing now seems to be getting worse in time. Please note that only a licensed professional has the authority to officially diagnose an individual with anxiety disorder symptoms.
What are anxiety disorders?
This is defined as a mental and physical disorder that causes different mental and physical states that are considered unusual such as: fear, confusion, instability, worrying, nervousness or apprehension. These unusual feelings and states impact the way we react and behave in our daily activities and finally affect the way we live our lives. The difference between anxiety and normal emotional and physical reactions before significant events and challenging moments should be considered.
While before an exam, a surgery or an interview, different feelings of fear, confusion and worry are justified, when these fear, worrying or confusion symptoms are experienced frequently with no specific reason it is called general anxiety disorder. GAD is one of the anxiety types, but there are few more anxiety types such as: anxiety attacks or panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Typical anxiety symptoms
- Avoidance of triggering situation
- Isolation from contact
- Dependence on someone else
- Substance abuse as coping mechanism
- Disrupted sleeping pattern
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart beat
- Upset stomach
- Shaking, trembling
General anxiety disorder
It is a type of long term persistent disorder from the anxious spectrum where worry about stressful situations is out of proportion and usually persist even when the stressor is not present. The individual is out of control with this anxious pattern as it is accompanied by physical symptoms such as feeling tired or trouble sleeping.
Often, this condition is coupled with depression or other anxious disorders such as different agoraphobias. As for most mental illnesses causes are pin point on genetic and biological factors but as well on the social environment. This condition might be triggered by trauma or a major stress event in life and continues as generalized feelings of worry and restlessness in some cases for no apparent reason.02 Apr, 2015