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Mental Health Test for Anxiety

The standard mental health test for anxiety is called the GAD-7 test.

GAD stands for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and the 7 refers to the number of questions that are used to determine the presence or absence of anxiety.

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It was originally developed by Pfizer (of Coronavirus vaccine fame) but is now freely available for public use although still under copyright.

GAD-7 is a self-administered mental health test meaning that the ‘patient’ answers the questions themselves and on the basis of the scoring system, gets an insight into what their responses might mean.

Subjectivity & Objectivity

It is important to be aware that the possible responses are subjective in nature and so the outcome is the result of subjectivity.

Unlike a blood test, which produces a definitive, or objective, result, self-administered tests are only as reliable as the responses that are given. Because of this, the results are NOT definitive, but only serve as an indication.

In fact, there is no objective test available to determine if a person has anxiety or not and this test actually measures behavioural responses.

Nevertheless, the GAD-7 mental health test has found its way into the literature as a commonly used tool for indicating the presence of anxiety and, like the PHQ-9 test, the NHS uses this test to determine the effectiveness of its IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) services.

Take the quiz here

Responding to this quiz.

You must answer all 7 questions with one of the available options.

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

1. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge.
2. Not being able to stop or control worrying.
3. Worrying too much about different things.
4. Trouble relaxing.
5. Being so restless that it is hard to sit still.
6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable.
7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen.

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your anxiety-related mental health problems prior to commencing any counselling.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.

At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.

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You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.


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The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

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