Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)
Please note that the GAD-7 is not the intellectual property of Neurocove Behavioral Health, LLC. References for the GAD-7 are included in at the bottom of this page.
It is very important to note that this questionnaire does not replace the need for formal diagnostic assessment and that this screening measure is primarily used to inform clinical decision making. To be clear, you cannot substantiate an anxiety diagnosis with the GAD-7 alone. However, it is helpful to determine whether or not a diagnosis of anxiety needs to be considered and to track treatment progress for those already diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
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Beard, C., & Björgvinsson, T. (2014). Beyond generalized anxiety disorder: psychometric properties of the GAD-7 in a heterogeneous psychiatric sample. Journal of anxiety disorders, 28(6), 547-552.
Rutter, L. A., & Brown, T. A. (2017). Psychometric properties of the generalized anxiety disorder scale-7 (GAD-7) in outpatients with anxiety and mood disorders. Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment, 39(1), 140-146.