The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are 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.
Anxiety disorders. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml. Update March 2016. Accessed January 13, 2017.
Generalized anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114697/Generalized-anxiety-disorder. Updated October 13, 2016. Accessed January 13, 2017.
Last reviewed December 2016 by Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 10/9/2019