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Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale

A single self-rating questionnaire that detects and indicates the severity of anxiety and depression simultaneously.

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. 

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