INTERPRET YOUR SCORE: These scores are designed to give you an indication of difficulties you may be having. The tests on this website are NOT intended to replace actual consultation with a professional, nor to result in actual clinical diagnoses. If your symptoms are intense, persistent or become uncontrollable, you are encouraged to follow the therapeutic advice on these pages, discuss your difficulties with family and loved ones, and seek professional assistance through the services available from this website or elsewhere.
0 to 3 - Your score indicates that you experience anxiety in a few specific areas. Review the items you checked and use the techniques on these pages to cope more effectively before stress or anxiety gets out of hand. (If your score was 0, your level of anxiety is mast likely manageable in most situations.) Although you only checked a few items, your symptoms may still be quite intense in these particular areas. Your symptoms may also be related to recent experiences of loss, disappointment, illness, or unexpected change. If you find that your anxiety is getting worse or preventing you from participating in activities that you really want to be involved in, professional relaxation training may be a big help.
4 to 6 - Your responses may reflect a persistent problem with anxiety in one or more areas. This may include nervousness, phobia (irrational fear of a specific object or situation), panic attacks (sudden, intense fear), and physical symptoms (such as sweating and dizziness). Since these symptoms are most likely limiting your normal activities, the techniques on these pages, as well as relaxation and anxiety management training (and possibly medication) from a licensed professional may result in significant improvement.
7 to 10 - Your score indicates that anxiety is having a serious effect on your ability to function productively in many areas. You may be avoiding particular objects or situations, having physical symptoms, and experience unwanted thoughts and actions that are difficult to control. Although very helpful, the techniques described on these pages may not be enough to permanently assist you in coping with your anxiety. You would most likely benefit from a comprehensive program for reducing anxiety disorders including Psychological, nutritional, and (if needed) medical care...