Like other mental diseases, anxiety disorders are difficult to detect. Tests for physical problems just don't work for mental issues. So screening tools are here to help diagnosis.
Here, I'd like to talk about two typical anxiety screening tools.
One is GAD-7. It's for the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. This tool has 7 questions. After a person finishes all 7 questions, the doctor will know whether or not the person has anxiety.
The other tool is PC-PTSD. This tool contains 4 questions. It's used to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.
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