Anxiety Quiz: Test to See if You Have Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety can interfere with leading a happy, healthy life. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional. This Anxiety Quiz by Dr. Stacey Leibowitz-Levy, Certified Psychologist, which is based on the DSM V diagnostic criteria for GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), is completely anonymous and confidential. Following the quiz, you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Please note: use of this quiz is subject to our disclaimer.

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1. I worry about things such as, Who is going to pick up the kids? How I will get through my day? Could my illness be cancer? Will I ever manage to finish work?

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2. I spend a lot of my day worrying excessively about things that most other people would not worry about.

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3. I look to other people to reassure me that my worries are not founded in reality.

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4. I struggle to control my worries.

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5. I worry about all sorts of things.

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6. I feel edgy and restless.

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7. I easily feel very tired and feel like all my energy is sapping out of me.

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8. I find it really hard to concentrate and find my mind going blank.

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9. I feel snappy or irritable.

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10. I feel like my muscles are achy and feel sore in my body.

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11. I struggle with sleep (e.g. I can’t fall asleep, I struggle to stay asleep, I feel restless through the night or I don’t feel rested after sleeping).

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12. I feel sweaty.

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13. I feel nauseous or suffer from diarrhea.

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14. The symptoms I experience interfere with my ability to fulfill my daily duties and responsibilities at work, home and/or in my relationships.

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15. I have a medical condition that could account for these symptoms.

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16. I have another mental health condition, such as depression, that could account for these symptoms.

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Anxiety Quiz
Severe anxiety

Final Result:

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Your responses are highly consistent with severe anxiety.

We are glad you took a first step by taking this screening. Please remember that these results are not a diagnosis. These results are common and help is available.

Our Recommendation:

Severe anxiety isn't something to brush aside. Get help by speaking with a licensed professional therapist. This is available online through Talkspace, a leading therapy provider that connects you with therapists through video sessions, voice and text messaging. Over 1 million people, many of them living with anxiety, have signed up for Talkspace.


Prevalence of anxiety by age group

Data source: National Center for Health Statistics: Mental Health - Household Pulse Survey - COVID-19

Moderate anxiety

Final Result

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Your responses are highly consistent with moderate anxiety.

We are glad you took a first step by taking this screening. Please remember that these results are not a diagnosis. These results are common and help is available.

Our Recommendation

Moderate anxiety isn't something to brush aside. Get help by speaking with a licensed professional therapist. This is available online through Talkspace, a leading therapy provider that connects you with therapists through video sessions, voice and text messaging. Over 1 million people, many of them living with anxiety, have signed up for Talkspace.


Prevalence of anxiety by age group

Data source: National Center for Health Statistics: Mental Health - Household Pulse Survey - COVID-19

Mild Anxiety

Final Result

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Your responses are highly consistent with mild anxiety.

We are glad you took a first step by taking this screening. Please remember that these results are not a diagnosis. These results are common and help is available.

Our Recommendation

Mild anxiety isn't something to brush aside.Get help by speaking with a licensed professional therapist. This is available online through Talkspace, a leading therapy provider that connects you with therapists through video sessions, voice and text messaging. Over 1 million people, many of them living with anxiety, have signed up for Talkspace.


Prevalence of anxiety by age group

Data source: National Center for Health Statistics: Mental Health - Household Pulse Survey - COVID-19

No signs of anxiety

Final Result

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Your responses do not indicate any signs of anxiety.

Please remember that these results are not a diagnosis. These results are common and if you believe you need to talk to someone, help is available.

Our Recommendation:

Though you don't show any signs of anxiety, you may still want to consult with a professional to verify if what you've been experiencing is something worth exploring further with a mental health professional. You can get help by speaking with a licensed professional therapist. This is available online through Talkspace, a leading therapy provider that connects you with therapists through video sessions, voice and text messaging. Over 1 million people, many of them living with anxiety, have signed up for Talkspace.


Prevalence of anxiety by age group

Data source: National Center for Health Statistics: Mental Health - Household Pulse Survey - COVID-19

Why Take an Anxiety Quiz

The purpose of online anxiety quizzes are to help give people a quick assessment based on the reported symptoms. They are not going to diagnose someone with an anxiety disorder. These diagnoses need to be made by a professional. However, these quizzes are can be the first step to identifying just how serious the anxiety might be for someone. While working through an anxiety quiz, it is important to reflect on specific symptoms particularly in the last few weeks. If there are persistent symptoms occurring multiple times throughout a short period of just a few weeks, this can be an indication of high anxiety. Simply by taking a quiz, you are thinking about your symptoms and how they factor into your life which is important. It can be the first steps into realizing how anxiety could be inhibiting your life. Taking a quiz can normalize some of the experiences you are having. It can also steer you towards what might be helpful to begin working the anxiety.

Things to Consider When Taking an Anxiety Quiz

While you are taking a quiz, it is helpful to keep some of the symptoms and differences between stress and anxiety in mind. It can be helpful to ask yourself some questions before taking a quiz. If you feel anxious, is the feeling in direct response to a specific situation? Do your feelings of anxiety seem to “come out of nowhere” or do you feel anxious for seemingly “no reason”? Are you frequently experiencing some of the physical symptoms mentioned or do you think you have experienced panic attacks? Do you find yourself frequently experiencing feelings of dread and worry even after certain stressors have disappeared or have be remedied? Asking yourself these questions can help you more accurately answer questions on an anxiety quiz.

With most quizzes, you do not want to overthink it, but it is appropriate to take some time to consider each question for the most accurate results. The purpose of these quizzes is to help you start thinking about the anxiety and symptoms that might be present in your life. Whether your results indicate high levels of anxiety or low levels of anxiety, seeing the results can validate your experiences and they can give you the encouragement you may need to seek help. Anxiety can be uncomfortable at the least and debilitating at the absolute worst. The great news is you can learn to manage anxiety well or even reduce it to the point where may hardly be a factor in your life anymore. Everyone is different and can find what works best for them when it comes to anxiety management. Taking a quiz can help you take the first step towards finding ways to manage the anxiety in your life

This quiz is for educational/informational purposes only. It is not a replacement for medical advice. Information found on the E‑Counseling.com site is meant to motivate you to make your own mental health care decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your health care provider.