Penn State Worry Questionnaire
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Completing the Stress, Anxiety & Depression Assessment

Please read each of the following statements and indicate how much the statement applied to you over the last two weeks.

Answer each question as honestly as possible and do not spend too much time on any statement. There are no right or wrong answers.


Stress Indicators
1. I found it difficult to wind down




2. I tended to over-react to situations




3. I used up a lot of nervous energy




4. I got agitated




5. I felt exhausted without good reason




6. I was easily upset or offended




7. I was irritable when distracted from the task at hand




8. I quickly lost my temper or shouted




Anxiety Indicators
9. I had a dry mouth with cold or clammy hands




10. I noticed tiredness, weakness or trembling sensations




11. I felt that something awful would happen




12. I felt generally anxious without any good reason




13. I worried that I might panic and make a fool of myself




14. I experienced rapid or laboured breathing




15. I notice heart palpitations without physical exercise




16. I felt nervous, anxious or on edge




Depression Indicators
17. I felt low, hopeless or numb




18. I gained little interest or pleasure from doing things




19. I felt like I had nothing to look forward to




20. I felt like a failure or that I had let myself or others down




21. I was unable to be enthusiastic about anything




22. I felt I was not worth enough as a person




23. I felt that life was meaningless




24. I thought about ending my life or harming myself