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[Self-Test] Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adults

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If you have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), you worry about everything — whether appropriate and necessary or not.Symptoms of anxiety are nearly constant — and often blown out of proportion when compared to their causes.

Anxiety usually starts in early adulthood, and affects as many as 6.8 million adults in the United States. Most patients are able to function socially and hold down a job, but the constant worry can impair quality of life and cause physical symptoms like headaches.If the symptoms in the generalized anxiety disorder test below seem familiar, take the results to a mental health professional for evaluation and possible diagnosis and treatment.Adapted from the screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder from the ADAA and the anxiety screening test from Mental Health America.

This is not a diagnostic tool. If you have concerns about anxiety see a mental health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation.

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