Fully standardised, the Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale (HADS) detects and assesses mild degrees of mood disorder, anxiety and depression in adults. It consists of a brief questionnaire which is easy to score and simple to interpret.
Used in both hospital and community settings as a psychological screening tool, this valid and reliable self-rating symptom assessment has a direct bearing on whether a case is deemed clinically significant and is undertaken by patients with illness and in the general population.
The five-minute self-administered test is suitable for use by a range of clinical professionals as well as researchers assessing emotional disorders in adults. Used internationally, HADS is now available in 115 languages.