How to Use the GAD-7
Patients circle one of the 4 numbers (representing severity) associated with 7 problems. If patients identify any problems, they then indicate (by checking the appropriate box) the degree to which these problems made it difficult for them to work, take care of home responsibilities, or get along with people.
How to Score the GAD-7
Spitzer RL, et al. Arch Intern Med . 2006;166:1092-1097
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale-7 (GAD-7) is fast becoming a gold-standard measurement tool for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Treatment guidelines around the world recommend use of measurement-based care. However, a shortcoming in our field is the lack of in-depth knowledge about what this instrument is, how to interpret scores, and how to utilize the GAD-7 in everyday clinical practice. This short (less than 7 minutes), learner-friendly video is designed to introduce the GAD-7 and get you ready to use it today. The creator and narrator of this video is Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, a Psych Congress Steering Committee member.