Anxiety Quiz

Is it ordinary worry or an anxiety disorder?

Are racing thoughts impacting your ability to manage stress, concentrate on tasks or engage socially? Do you struggle with chronic feelings of irritation, fatigue or dread? If so, it might be that stress has become overwhelming. Or, it might be an anxiety disorder.

Stress is something we all deal with. It’s our body’s ancient and natural survival instinct to respond to any perceived threat. However, if you are suffering from ever-present tension, fear and unease that you cannot control, that stress may have developed into anxiety, which can have a harmful impact on your everyday life. Perhaps you have attempted to manage or overcome stress on your own, but you can’t seem to shake endless thoughts or feelings of irritability, frustration or fear.

Your struggles may be related to social phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or generalized anxiety. You may be overwhelmed with stress following a major life transition, such as moving, taking on new responsibilities at work, starting a family, etc., or a distressing event, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or termination. Or, you may not know why you feel so overwhelmed.

With everything going on, you may not be sure if you are dealing with a disorder but would like to learn more about your experience with stress. This anxiety test is not meant to diagnose generalized or specific anxieties, but it can call attention to possible indicators that you are suffering from increased or chronic anxiety. For an official diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, you must come in for an appointment.

Do You Suffer From Anxiety?

Below is a list of questions that pertain to common symptoms and sensations of anxiety. It is important to note that there are different types of anxiety disorders, such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, OCD, PTSD and Generalized Anxiety. The symptoms listed below can result from general stress or a specific disorder. This anxiety test is designed to help identify areas where you may be struggling.

Please answer how often you experience the following:

Do you feel out of control?
Does your heart skip, race or pound?
Do you tremble or shake?
Do you have pain, pressure or tightness in your chest?
Do your legs feel rubbery or like Jell-O at times?
Do you ever experience choking or smothering sensations when you are anxious?
Do you experience an inability to be still and calm?
Are you having trouble sleeping?
Are you having trouble concentrating?
Are you worried most of the time?
Do you use alcohol or drugs?
Do you experience relationship difficulty?
Do you wash yourself or things around you excessively?
Do you avoid social situations?
Do you experience dizziness?
Are you troubled by nightmares?
Do you avoid situations that may trigger a memory from the past?
Do you experience unwanted flashbacks that make you feel as though you're re-experiencing an event?
Do you startle easily?
Are you persistently angry or on edge?