Anxiety Test

We all suffer from anxiety at one point or another in our life, whether just a bit of unease or a true anxiety attack. Whatever your experience with anxiety, you should always be aware of it and its effects on your daily routine. Anxiety can be chronic and debilitating. Ask yourself: Are your anxiety levels too high? Try the following anxiety test to determine where you are.

Anxiety test



With a simple test you can find out where your anxiety levels are at. You should always keep in mind that physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms and behavior symptoms can indicate high levels of stress. Anxiety can have many causes including personal, but it’s important to be able to manage anxiety. If your final result is indicative of a high anxiety level, then you’ll need to make some lifestyle adjustments, establish some health priorities and above all think of your health.

It’s important that you take good care of yourself, love yourself and engage in activities that bring you happiness. Allow the following paragraphs to guide you in determining what changes you need to make. You’ll need paper and something to write with.

1. Cognitive symptom scale

a) I have trouble concentrating:

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

b) I always look at the negative side of things, and often expect bad before good

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

c) I have memory lapses

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

d) The cup is always half-empty

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

e) It’s hard for me to make decisions

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

2. Behavioral symptom scale

a) I eat to feel less anxious

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

b) I avoid situations to avoid anxiety

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

c) I have nervous tics; foot movement, nail biting, or hair pulling

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

d) I often let things slip from my hands

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

e) It’s hard to fall asleep, I toss and turn

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

f) I cry often

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

3. Physical symptom scale

a) I have feelings of apprehension or tension

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

b) I feel nervous all the time

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

c) I have tachycardia episodes

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

d) I’m always tired at the end of the day, so much so I don’t know if I’ll get out of bed the next day

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

e) I can’t sleep, don’t sleep well then fall asleep during the day

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

f) I have headaches every day, neck aches or back aches

Never (0 points)
Sometimes (2 points)
Often (3 points)
Always (4 points)

Interpreting your results

0-18 points — No anxiety

It’s possible that you may feel nervous during some occasions, but your responses to anxiety-inducing situations is healthy and within healthy limits. Good job!

19-36 points — Low or moderate anxiety

You’re still within normal levels. But you should be careful because even at a moderate level you may have trouble managing your anxiety. In other words, you’re fine but keep your eyes open so that you don’t over stress or put yourself in anxiety-inducing situations and always manage your emotions.

37-54 points – High anxiety

Warning: you suffer from anxiety levels that are way above normal and could be dangerous. It’s time to make a change in your life and in your daily habits to make sure that you stay healthy. If you don’t address the problem now you may face more harmful consequences later. Begin to make efforts to relax, find help and make positive changes.