Over the last three months, have you felt excessively worried for more days than not?
Has the worry you felt seemed “irrational,” or out of proportion with the situation, but beyond your control to “reason away?”
Have there been times you couldn’t identify what exactly was causing your anxiety?
Have you had trouble falling or staying asleep?
Have you felt more tired than usual, even on days when you got adequate sleep?
Have you had more difficulty concentrating on work or school than usual?
Have you felt “keyed up,” “on edge,” or unusually tense?
When you’ve felt worried over the past three months, have you experienced tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, a pounding heart, or a feeling of choking?
Over a three-month span, have you experienced persistent muscle tension or muscle aches without any increased or altered physical activity that might explain it?
Over a three-month span, have you experienced persistent nausea, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome without any dietary changes that might explain it?
Have you felt shaky or wobbly, experienced numbness or tingling in your body, or had chills or hot flashes while feeling anxious?
Have you found yourself avoiding situations that you think may cause more anxiety?
Over the last year, has your use of drugs or alcohol negatively impacted your home or work life, yet persisted regardless?
Have you been unusually irritable?
Do you find it difficult to "shut off" or disengage from worry, (even at times when the worry seems initially warranted)?
Do you find it is difficult to soothe or "come down" from the worry/anxiety, even after the thing you are worried about seems resolved?