The MAQ Total scale allows for a reasonably comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s level of anxiety based on this brief self-report. The four symptom domains assessed are Physiological-Panic (12 items), Social Phobia (9 items), Worry-Fears (10 items), and Negative Affectivity (9 items). The MAQ Total scale also provides a cutoff score to assist in identifying individuals likely to have a clinically relevant level of anxiety symptomatology. As a specific measure of anxiety, the MAQ is useful in clinical situations either by itself or as part of a broader psychopathological assessment battery. It can be used in private practice, hospitals, or other clinical settings, and can be especially valuable in general medical settings, such as HMOs, where research suggests a significant proportion of general care patients demonstrate clinical levels of anxiety or anxiety disorders that often go on unrecognized and untreated. The MAQ is also well adapted for use in college settings.