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Quiz: Stress or anxiety?

Anxiety seems like a buzzword these days, but there may be a reason for it. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that anxiety disorders currently affect 18% of the population, or 40 million adults in the United States. And the number is growing.

Think you might have stress or even anxiety? Click "Next" below to take our quiz and find out which best describes you.*

For these questions, please think carefully about how you've felt over the past two weeks only.


Let's get started. Over the past two weeks, how often have you felt nervous, anxious, or on edge?
How often have you been bothered by worrying too much about different things?
How much have your worries or anxieties caused you difficulty in concentrating on doing something for ten minutes?
How much have your worries or anxieties caused you difficulty in your day-to-day work?

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