Anxiety Test

Welcome to your Anxiety Test

The HAM-A was one of the first rating scales developed to measure the severity of anxiety symptoms and is still widely used today in both clinical and research settings. The scale consists of 14 items, each defined by a series of symptoms, and measures both psychic anxiety (mental agitation and psychological distress) and somatic anxiety (physical complaints related to anxiety).

Please read each statement and select which indicates how much the statement applied to you. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement. This assessment is not intended to be a diagnosis. If you are concerned about your results in any way, please speak with a qualified health professional

Anxious mood:  Worries, the anticipation of the worst, fearful anticipation, irritability.
Tension: Feelings of tension, fatigability, startle response, moved to tears easily, trembling, feelings of restlessness, inability to relax.
Fears: Of dark, of strangers, of being left alone, of animals, of traffic, of crowds.
Insomnia:  Difficulty in falling asleep, broken sleep, unsatisfying sleep and fatigue on waking, dreams, nightmares, night terrors.
Intellectual:  Difficulty in concentration, poor memory.
Depressed mood: Loss of interest, lack of pleasure in hobbies, depression, early waking, diurnal swing.
Somatic (muscular): Pains and aches, twitching, stiffness, myoclonic jerks, grinding of teeth, unsteady voice, increased muscular tone.
Somatic (sensory): Tinnitus, blurring of vision, hot and cold flushes, feelings of weakness, pricking sensation.
Cardiovascular symptoms: Tachycardia, palpitations, pain in the chest, the throbbing of vessels, fainting feelings, missing beat.
Respiratory symptoms: Pressure or constriction in the chest, choking feelings, sighing, dyspnea.
Gastrointestinal symptoms: Difficulty in swallowing, wind abdominal pain, burning sensations, abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, borborygmi, looseness of bowels, loss of weight, constipation.
Genitourinary symptoms: Frequency of micturition, the urgency of micturition, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, development of frigidity, premature ejaculation, loss of libido, impotence.
Autonomic symptoms: Dry mouth, flushing, pallor, the tendency to sweat, giddiness, tension headache, raising of hair.
Behavior at interview: Fidgeting, restlessness or pacing, tremor of hands, furrowed brow, strained face, signing or rapid respiration, facial pallor, swallowing.