Generalised Anxiety Checklist

This checklist is designed as a measure of disorder symptomatology for anxiety. It must be interpreted in the context of individual client circumstances and as such should be used only in combination with a comprehensive medical and clinical assessment. It is NOT a stand-alone diagnostic tool.

  • Excessive anxiety and uncontrollable worry most of the time
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance

If a patient has experienced the first symptom in the above checklist, accompanied by 3 or more of the other 6 symptoms most of the time over at least a 6 month period, they may be experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

In this case, it is recommended that they be referred to a psychologist for a more comprehensive assessment. To book an appointment with a psychologist, contact Strategic Psychology on (02) 6262 6157 or email


Reference: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.