If you struggle with anxiety around health and illness, please complete the free illness anxiety screening below. With health and illness anxiety, it’s common to experience obsessive thoughts about your health, to fixate on any changes you notice regarding your body, and to frequently seek out reassurance from others regarding the status of your health (such as doctors or loved ones).
This questionnaire has been adapted from the criteria for Illness Anxiety Disorder as outlined by the DSM-V. It consists of a series of 16 questions regarding common symptoms of illness anxiety and asks you to rate each symptom by how much you can relate. This questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis or treatment of illness anxiety. Please take a few moments to complete this quick questionnaire and review the section below for more information on your score! You may take and retake this questionnaire as many times as you like for FREE.
Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you likely are not currently suffering from illness anxiety. Your responses suggest that you experience an ordinary level of worry regarding your health, but that it is not yet significantly impacting other areas of your life.
Your responses to this self-report questionnaire indicate that you are likely experiencing some mild symptoms of illness anxiety. You may not be experiencing a significant impact on your day-to-day living, however, it is important to monitor your anxiety symptoms. You may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional to process any concerns that you believe may be contributing to your health related anxiety and collaborate on a plan to improve your coping skills.
Your results on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you may likely be experiencing symptoms of moderate illness anxiety. As is typical with a moderate level of health anxiety, you may be noticing an impact on your relationships, experiencing difficulty at work or school, or having some difficulty with other day-to-day living tasks. Your score does not mean you are diagnosed with illness anxiety, but that it’s likely a good time to reach out to a mental health professional and discuss treatment options to begin curbing some of those anxious thoughts and reclaiming your life.
Your responses to this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are likely experiencing some severe symptoms of illness anxiety. It is common for anxiety symptoms to significantly interfere with your relationships, your work or school performance, and the tasks of everyday living. While these results do not mean you are diagnosed with anxiety, it is important if you are experiencing symptoms of this severity to consult with a mental health professional regarding diagnosis and treatment options.
This self-report questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis. While you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, the proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can only be determined by a mental health professional or physician. Because symptoms of anxiety can sometimes be the result of other mental health conditions, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or physical health problems, such as a Thyroid conditions, it is important to consult with a mental health professional or your physician if you are concerned that you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
These questionnaires are only for adults and are not designed to be administered to adolescents or children. By clicking on the questionnaire above, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument and is only to be used by you if you are 18 years or older. Let’s Talk! Counseling and Services LLC disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these questionnaires.
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