Scores ≥10: Further assessment (including diagnostic interview and mental status examination) and/or referral to a mental health professional recommended.
|10*-14||Moderate||Possible clinically significant condition|
|>15||Severe||Active treatment probably warranted|
*For Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, & PTSD, cutoff score of 8 may be used for optimal sensitivity/specificity (see EBM section).
- This tool should be used for screening and monitoring symptom severity and cannot replace a clinical assessment and diagnosis.
- Do not forget to rule out medical causes of anxiety before diagnosing an anxiety disorder (for example, EKG for arrhythmias, TSH for thyroid disease).