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Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

There are questionnaires, such as the GAD-7, that doctors use for screening and assessing the severity of GAD.

Revision Information

  • Generalized anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 1, 2016. Accessed June 13, 2016.

  • Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JB, Löwe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(10):1092-1097.