Anxiety Test

Why is an anxiety test helpful?

This anxiety test based on the Hamilton Anxiety Scale and is a non-diagnostic tool that assists individuals and the Goodsky Mental Health Retreat care teams to measure the severity of anxiety and guide a tailored treatment plan.   It can also encourage individuals to reach out for help if their score is moderate to very severe.  This anxiety test could be something that you do for yourself or assist a loved one through the questions and responses.  There is no requirement for personal details so you can stay completely anonymous and it can be done in less than 5 minutes.

You may wish to consider completing the DAS21 test which also measures anxiety but combines depression and stress as well.

 

HAMILTON ANXIETY TEST SCALE (HAM-A)

 

Anxiety Test Instructions

  • Read each of the symptoms below
  • Rate your experience of these symptoms between 0 to 4
  • Once completed and submitted add up your scores from each category to see where you sit on the anxiety scale

 

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1.ANXIOUS MOOD – worries, expecting the worst, fearful, irritability
2.TENSION – constant tension, fatigue, startle response, moved to tears easily, restlessness, inability to relax
3.FEARS – of the dark/strangers/loneliness/animals/traffic/crowds
4.INSOMNIA – difficulty in falling asleep, broken sleep, fatigue on waking, unsatisfying sleep, dreams, nightmares, night terrors
5.DEPRESSED MOOD – loss of interest, lack of interest in hobbies, depression, early waking, mood swings
6.PHYSICAL/MUSCULAR – constant pains and aches, twitching, stiffness, myoclonic jerks, grinding of teeth, unsteady voice, increased muscular tone
7.SENSES – tinnitus, hot and cold flashes, blurring of vision, weakness, pricking sensation
8.CARDIOVASCULAR – tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain, throbbing in vessels, fainting feelings, skipping a beat
9.RESPIRATORY – constriction in chest, choking feelings, sighing, dyspnea
10.DIGESTIVE – difficulty in swallowing, abdominal pain, burning sensations, abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, borborygmi, looseness of bowels, borborygmi, looseness of bowels, loss of weight, constipation
11.GENITOURINARY – frequency of micturition, urgency of micturition, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, development of frigidity, premature ejaculation, loss of libido, impotence
12.AUTONOMIC SYMPTOMS – dry mouth, pallor, flushing, excessive sweating, giddiness, tension, headache, raising of hair
13.BEHAVIOUR AT INTERVIEW – fidgeting, restlessness, pacing, tremor of hands, furrowed brow, strained face, rapid respirations, facial pallor, swallowing