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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD is characterised by persistent and excessive worrying. People with GAD may constantly expect disasters and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work or other issues. They find it difficult to control their anxiety even when there are no clear reasons for concern. People with GAD struggle to stop their cycle of continuous worrying and feel that it is beyond their control.

General symptoms of GAD

• Persistent worrying or anxiety that is out of proportion to the impact of the event
• Overthinking; making plans and solutions for all possible outcomes
• Perceiving a situation or event as threatening, even when it is not
• Difficulty handling uncertainty
• Indecisiveness; fears of making the wrong decision
• Inability to set aside or let go of a worry
• Inability to relax, restlessness and feeling on edge
• Difficulty concentrating

GAD-7 test

Click the link and scroll down to take the GAD-7 test! The score is obtained by adding the scores for each question. Instructions for interpreting the scores are also provided.
Do note that the self-assessment tool is provided for informational purposes. You should not use the information for diagnosing a health problem or mental health disorder. Consult a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment.

Living with GAD

Living with GAD can be a long-term challenge. It also often occurs together with other anxiety or mood disorders. In most cases, GAD can improve with psychotherapy and/ or medications. Making lifestyle changes, learning coping skills and using relaxation techniques can also help to alleviate GAD.

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