Psychological self-test for anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety problems? Test yourself now.


For many disorders affecting your wellbeing, taking a critical look at your own mental state can put you on course towards feeling better. Using our online self-test, you can find out for yourself whether you’re exhibiting signs of anxiety problems and whether you need psychological help.
This is not a standardised clinical test – such tests should only ever be conducted with a psychologist or therapist in the context of professional counselling. So the results do not constitute a diagnosis and the derived parameters do not indicate where you stand in comparison with other people on average. They should serve solely as an encouragement towards self-reflection.

You should repeat the test from time to time. If you happen to be in an acutely difficult situation right now, like divorce, strains at work or the like, or perhaps dealing with a sad loss, it’s understandable that your mental state may be reflected in poorer values. Moreover, everyone has a bad day from time to time, when it’s hard to muster any joy or positive thoughts. So don’t give too much emphasis to bad results but rather take them much more as indications that it’s time to do yourself a favour and look for ways in which you might recharge your batteries. Do the test again after a while – you’ll see how, even after a steep turn for the worse, things can get better.

If no other time period is stated, then the questions relate to estimates over the last 14 days. As a rule the potential answers are grouped like school marks. The first potential answer, ranked all the way to the left, gets one point whilst the last gets five points. Enter your scores by each question and add up your total at the end of each test.
1.) I’m more of an anxious person compared with other people.
 
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2.) I look forward to the future mostly with an uncomfortable feeling.
 
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3.) Sometimes I panic in unfamiliar situations.
 
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4.) I have difficulty being alone at the moment.
 
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5.) I currently tend to avoid a lot of situations and activities in order to avoid feeling anxious or insecure.
 
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6.) I don’t dare to take on much at the moment.
 
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7.) I often feel anxious or inhibited for no reason.
 
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8.) In many situations at the moment I need another person at my side in order to feel more secure.
 
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9.) There are many things I would like to do, but I often don’t trust myself to go ahead after all.
 
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