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.
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 reponses 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.
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Free Initial Consultations for Anxiety
The consultation is free and last 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.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.