Penn State Worry Questionnaire
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This questionnaire is not designed to provide a definitive psychological diagnosis or to take the place of a professional consultation. Please answer all questions as accurately and honestly as possible.


Details of Phobia

Please check the item below that makes you most anxious. Choose only one item and make your ratings based on the situations included in that item.







During the PAST 7 DAYS I have...
1. felt moments of sudden terror, fear, or fright in these situations.





2. felt anxious, worried, or nervous about these situations





3. had thoughts of being injured, overcome with fear, or other bad things happening in these situations





4. felt a racing heart, sweaty, trouble breathing, faint, or shaky in these situations





5. felt tense muscles, felt on edge or restless, or had trouble relaxing in these situations





6. avoided, or did not approach or enter, these situations





7. moved away from these situations or left them early





8.spent a lot of time preparing for, or procrastinating about (i.e., putting off), these situations





9. distracted myself to avoid thinking about these situations





10. needed help to cope with these situations (e.g., alcohol or medications, superstitious objects)