The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2 (GAD-2) is a very brief and easy to perform initial screening tool for generalized anxiety disorder.1
Performance as Screening Tool for Anxiety Disorders:
Although designed as a screening tool for generalized anxiety, the GAD-2 is also performs reasonably well as a screening tool for three other common anxiety disorders—Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.1
- Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB, Monahan PO, Löwe B. Anxiety disorders in primary care: prevalence, impairment, comorbidity, and detection. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:317-25.
The GAD-2 was based on the GAD-7, which was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. No permission required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute.