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Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are questionnaires, such as the GAD-7, that doctors use for screening and assessing the severity of GAD.

References

Generalized anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated September 2008. Accessed October 30, 2008.

Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, et al. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7. Arch Intern Med . 2006;166:1092-1097.

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