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No online test can diagnose you with a condition. You’re more than a series of yes-or-no questions.
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Not ready to see a psychiatrist just yet? Answer a few questions and see if what you’re feeling is common in people with anxiety disorders.

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Anxiety test FAQs

What can an anxiety test do?

First, let’s be clear about what an online anxiety “test” can’t do. There is no online test that can tell you whether or not you have anxiety or diagnose you with any mental health condition. A diagnosis can only come from a licensed professional, like a psychiatrist.

If you’re not ready to see a professional just yet. That’s ok. An anxiety “test,” anxiety quiz, or questionnaire can be a useful tool to help you learn more about your symptoms and whether they may be consistent with symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Again, this isn’t a diagnosis.

Regardless of the results you get from an anxiety test, if your mental health is making it hard to go about daily life, it’s time to reach out for professional support. If you’re not sure where to start, Talkiatry can help.

Take our 10-minute online assessment. We’ll let you know if Talkiatry is a good fit and match you with a psychiatrist who takes your insurance and meets your needs.

How do I check if I have anxiety?

Anxiety or worry is a feeling we all experience from time to time. When anxiety becomes all-consuming, out of proportion to the situation at hand, or intense enough to interfere with your daily life and overall well-being, this may be a sign that you are experiencing an anxiety disorder or another mental health condition.

Anxiety disorders are complex. That’s why if you think you are experiencing an anxiety disorder (even if you’re not sure your symptoms are severe enough to require treatment), it’s best to make an appointment with a qualified healthcare provider like a psychiatrist, therapist, or your primary care doctor. They can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment options.

Despite what some online “tests” might promise, there is no self-test that can diagnose you with a condition.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

The symptoms of an anxiety disorder can be both mental and physical. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Feelings of nervousness or restlessness  
  • A sense of impending danger or doom  
  • Trouble focusing on anything but your worry or fear  
  • Being unable to control your worry  
  • Rapid or increased heart rate  
  • Rapid breathing or hyperventilation  
  • Sweating and shaking  
  • Trouble sleeping  
  • Nausea or stomach problems  
  • Muscle tension  
  • Fatigue  
  • Trouble relaxing  

Depending on your specific type of anxiety, you may experience different combinations of these symptoms. For example, a sense of doom, shortness of breath, and increased heart rate are common symptoms of panic disorder, while trouble sleeping and trouble relaxing are common symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. A qualified mental health professional, like a psychiatrist, can help you learn more about your symptoms and provide an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment options.  

How can I test myself for anxiety?

There is no self-test you can take to determine whether or not you are experiencing an anxiety disorder. Mental health conditions, like anxiety, are complex and require a thorough evaluation from a qualified healthcare provider.

If you’re not ready to book that first appointment with a psychiatrist, therapist, or your primary care doctor to talk about the symptoms you’re experiencing, this form is a good place to start. While it’s not a true test and can’t provide you with a diagnosis, it can help you learn more about your symptoms and give you psychiatrist-backed guidance on next steps.

What’s a good way to get relief from anxiety?

Talk to a professional. If your psychiatrist, doctor, or clinician diagnoses you with a condition, they’ll also provide a personalized plan designed to alleviate the symptoms. This can include medication, therapy, or both.

There are also some practices that can help anyone cope with anxiety and stress.

1. Meditate: Meditating teaches you how to accept your thoughts without judgment. The less power you give to your anxious thoughts the less overwhelming they will feel.

2. Practice deep breathing: Breathing exercises can work wonders for calming an anxious mind. Deep breathing can be especially helpful if you experience panic attacks.

3. Get some exercise: Getting out and being active can have some incredible benefits on the mind and the body: And no, you don’t need to run a marathon or pump iron. Just 10 minutes of movement a day can benefit your mental health.  

4. Focus on sleep hygiene: Sleep is so important for our mental health and many of us struggle to get enough. Get better quality sleep by following some simple steps:  

  • Set a regular sleep schedule by waking up and going to bed at the same time each night
  • Only use your bed for sleep and sex. This helps tell your body that when you’re in bed, it’s time to rest.  
  • Find some sunlight first thing in the morning.  
  • Avoid screens an hour before bed. The light from screens can negatively affect your sleep cycle and suppress the hormone melatonin, which helps tell your body and mind it’s time for bed.  

Check out more tips here: 5 Tips on How To Stop Worrying About Everything

How do you know if you have too much anxiety? 

It can be hard to know if you are experiencing everyday anxiety or an anxiety disorder. There are a few key signs that your anxiety might be something more than everyday stress or worry.

The symptoms of an anxiety disorder:  

  • Interfere with your daily life and overall well-being  
  • Are difficult or impossible to control  
  • May last a long time  
  • Are out of proportion to the situation at hand, or have no identifiable trigger  

If this sounds like you, it’s important to know that an anxiety disorder is a diagnosable medical condition. That means it’s not your fault, and there are professionals and tools that can help you manage anxiety and improve your quality of life.

With Talkiatry, you can get treatment for anxiety from the comfort of home. Take the first step towards getting help today and take our free 10-minute online assessment to see if Talkiatry is right for you.  

What is the difference between anxiety and nervousness?

Nervousness is a part of life. For example, you may feel nervous about an upcoming presentation, a test at school, or a first date. Nervousness is temporary and is brought on by an outside trigger. There’s no denying that nervousness or worry can disrupt your life: being unable to sleep the night before a job interview or being too nervous to eat before a presentation, are common unpleasant experiences.  
If you have an anxiety disorder, however, the level of nervousness—even fear—that you feel is often out of proportion to the situation at hand. Sometimes, there may not even be a clear outside trigger to explain your anxiety—maybe a normal everyday situation causes excessive nervousness, or maybe you feel nervous all the time, with no identifiable reason. If this sounds like you, it may be time to reach out for professional support.

Find out how Talkiatry can help: Get Anxiety Relief from an Online Psychiatrist

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Agoraphobia

To learn more about different types of anxiety disorders, their signs and symptoms, check out: Get Anxiety Relief from an Online Psychiatrist  

In the last two weeks, how often have you felt nervous, anxious or on edge?
Are you able to stop or control your worrying?
Do you have trouble relaxing?
Do you often find yourself worrying about a lot of different things?
Do you find it hard to sit still lately?
Have you noticed that you’re more irritable or short-tempered lately?
In the last two weeks, how often have you felt afraid, as if something awful might happen?
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Your responses could be consistent with the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. For a diagnosis, you’ll have to talk to a doctor.
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Keep in mind, this isn’t a diagnosis. The only way to really know is to talk with a medical professional, like a psychiatrist.

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