Anxiety Test

You got 28 of 61 possible points.
Your score was: 46 %

Severe Anxiety

  • Severe anxiety is usually produced as a result of having experienced a life-threatening situation, or living under the fear of such a threat.
  • Surviving a tornado, an automobile accident, a serious fall, a robbery, or other similar trauma can produce severe symptoms of anxiety.
  • Sometimes, simply being a witness to such events can generate these symptoms, which typically includes a pervasive sense of loss of safety.
  • After experiencing a traumatic event, an individual might develop hypervigilence, and become acutely attuned to any possibility of danger in their life.
  • Paranoia may also develop, along with nightmares, a heightened startle response, and even a fearfulness of leaving home.
  • Excessive worrying about something bad happening occupies much of their thinking.
  • Ones view of the world essentially changes, to the extent that an individual may now see the world as being a much more dangerous place than they had previously considered.
  • It becomes very difficult to regain a sense of having any control over the possibility of being harmed at anytime.

What to do

  • The primary objective is to replace irrational fears with a sense of having regained an adequate level of safety in one's life.
  • This is best accomplished with the help of a trained professional counselor.
  • Most professionals experienced in treating severe anxiety begin by carefully uncovering the root causes of severe anxiety and then working to repair the impact caused by trauma.
  • Medication may be helpful initially for managing the anxiety so that therapy can begin to work and be effective.
  • Even though an individuals outlook of the world may have been permanently changed, their anxiety can be much more effectively controlled and minimized with time.

Question Results

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I have fears of dying or of going crazy.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I'm not sure.

Score 0 of 3

Question:

I have indigestion or pain in the chest.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes I do and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 0 of 3

Question:

I have a racing or pounding heart.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

Yes but it's bearable.

Yes I do and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 0 of 3

Question:

I sometimes feel faint.

Response:

Not at all.

Occasionally.

Yes I do but it's bearable.

Yes I do and I can't stand it.

I'm not sure.

Score 1 of 4

Question:

I am nervous.

Response:

Not at all.

Occasionally.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I find it hard to relax.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I am scared.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

Yes but it's bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I wake up terrifed late at night.

Response:

Not at all.

Occasionally.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I become terrifed from little things.

Response:

Not at all.

Occasionally.

Sometimes but it's bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 0 of 3

Question:

I have a hard time swallowing.

Response:

No, I don't.

Just a little.

Yes but it's bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I'm not sure.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I feel like I'm choking.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I tremble or shake.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 3 of 3

Question:

I fear I am losing control.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 3 of 3

Question:

I feel short of breath for no reason.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I feel lightheaded, unsteady, or dizzy.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 2 of 3

Question:

I have numbness or tingling.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I sweat and/or feel hot for no reason.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I have a fear of bad things happening.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes - I can't stand it.

I don't know.

Score 1 of 3

Question:

I don't like going out.

Response:

I like going out.

Sometimes I don't like to go out.

It is unpleasant but bearable to go out.

I can't stand going out.

I don't know.

Score 3 of 3

Question:

I have a hard time going to sleep.

Response:

Not at all.

Just a little.

It is unpleasant but bearable.

Yes and I can't stand it.

I don't know.