Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2-item

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2-item (GAD-2) contains just the first two questions from the GAD-7 and is a much briefer version intended to be an initial screener for anxiety. If the result is positive, additional testing is recommended including the GAD-7.

Total number of questions


Administration method


Standardized cadence

Every 2 weeks

Age range




Scoring and interpretation

Answers are scored on a 4-point Likert scale from 0-3. Scores are summed and total scores range from 0 to 6. Higher scores are associated with higher levels of anxiety. A score of 3 points or more suggests possible anxiety and should be followed up with additional testing.

Reliability and validity

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