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Anxiety Self-check

This is a screening tool designed to help identify experiences related to anxiety. It does not consider all experiences or the possible reasons why a person might be having them. This tool is not designed to provide a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis.

Please read each statement and select a description that indicates how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.

We will not share your answers or any information about you with anyone. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the depression anxiety stress scales. (2nd Ed.). Sydney: Psychology Foundation. ISBN 7334-1423-0.T

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I identify as
Male
Female
Trans
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How old are you?
12 or younger
13-15
16-18
19-25
26-30
31 or older
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In the past week I was aware of dryness of my mouth
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I experienced breathing difficulty
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I experienced trembling
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I felt I was close to panic
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
In the past week I felt scared without any good reason
Did not apply to me at all
Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of time
Applied to me very much, or most of the time
I am taking this test
To learn about myself
For fun; just playing around
Professional interest
To try and understand somebody else
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Have you received mental health care from a professional in the past year?
No
Yes
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Your results

Your answers suggest anxiety symptoms haven’t been much of a problem for you in the past week. Everyone gets a bit anxious from time to time. Sometimes it’s actually helpful and motivates us to do our best. Usually mild anxiety disappears after the situation is over.

What you should know

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This self-check only asks about the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic. You may have other symptoms which are not covered in this self-check. These results should not be the only information you use to make decisions about your mental health.

Anxiety is often connected to thinking negatively about things. You can learn how to spot thinking patterns connected to anxiety and learn ways to shift them to keep anxiety in check.

Symptoms related to depression often occur at the same time as symptoms of anxiety. You may want to also take the Mood Self-check to see if you are having any symptoms related to depression.

What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Learning more about anxiety and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing anxiety.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest you’ve been experiencing some anxiety recently. It could be related to something that is happening in your life and will likely disappear when the situation improves. Talking with someone you trust and feel safe with can be really helpful. Not sure where to start? Check out the Tips for Talking with Someone.

What you should know

add

This self-check only asks about the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic. You may have other symptoms which are not covered in this self-check. These results should not be the only information you use to make decisions about your mental health.

Anxiety is often connected to thinking negatively about things. You can learn how to spot thinking patterns connected to anxiety and learn ways to shift them to keep anxiety in check.

Symptoms related to depression often occur at the same time as symptoms of anxiety. You may want to also take the Mood Self-check to see if you are having any symptoms related to depression.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Learning more about anxiety and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing anxiety.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest you’ve been dealing with some difficult anxiety symptoms in the past week. At this level, anxiety can start to interfere with your daily life. It may be affecting school, work, or your relationships with family and friends, and your physical health. The good news is that there are some great self-care strategies, apps and tools you can use to help lower anxiety and make sure it doesn’t get in the way of the things you enjoy. Reaching out to supportive friends or family can really help as well. Check out the Tips for Talking with Someone.

What you should know

add

This self-check only asks about the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic. You may have other symptoms which are not covered in this self-check. These results should not be the only information you use to make decisions about your mental health.

Anxiety is often connected to thinking negatively about things. You can learn how to spot thinking patterns connected to anxiety and learn ways to shift them to keep anxiety in check.

Symptoms related to depression often occur at the same time as symptoms of anxiety. You may want to also take the Mood Self-check to see if you are having any symptoms related to depression.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing anxiety.

  2. Learning more about anxiety and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest you’ve been dealing with some significant anxiety symptoms in the past week. At this level, anxiety may be starting to interfere with school or work. It may be affecting your relationships with family and friends. Your physical health may also be affected.

What you should know

add

This self-check only asks about the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic. You may have other symptoms which are not covered in this self-check. These results should not be the only information you use to make decisions about your mental health.

Anxiety is often connected to thinking negatively about things. You can learn how to spot thinking patterns connected to anxiety and learn ways to shift them to keep anxiety in check.

Symptoms related to depression often occur at the same time as symptoms of anxiety. You may want to also take the Mood Self-check to see if you are having any symptoms related to depression.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn specific skills for managing anxiety.

  3. Learning more about anxiety and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.