9.49. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7)


[FROM-LP] Recommended by FROM-LP, as part of its condition-specific suggestions. See FROM-LP.


[FROM-Perinatal] Recommended by FROM-Perinatal, as part of the “common mental health disorders” set. See FROM-Perinatal.

9.49.1. History and guide

See Spitzer et al. (2006) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16717171) and the instructions (http://www.phqscreeners.com/instructions/instructions.pdf).

A score of ≥10 identifies generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) with sensitivity 89%, specificity 82% (Spitzer et al. 2006, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16717171).

A score of ≥10 identifies panic disorder with sensitivity 74%, specificity 81% (Kroenke et al. 2010, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633738).

A score of ≥10 identifies social anxiety with sensitivity 72%, specificity 80% (Kroenke et al. 2010).

A score of ≥10 identifies post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with sensitivity 66%, specificity 81% (Kroenke et al. 2010).

9.49.2. Source

Original source is at www.phqscreeners.com.

9.49.3. Intellectual property rights

Public domain.

  • “All PHQ, GAD-7 screeners and translations are downloadable from this website and no permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute them. Relevant articles and a bibliography are also freely available.” (http://www.phqscreeners.com/overview.aspx, accessed 2012-09-04.)
  • “All of the measures included in Table 1 are in the public domain. No permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute.” (http://www.phqscreeners.com/instructions/instructions.pdf, accessed 2012-09-04.)