The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (H.A.D.S) is a screening device for measuring the severity of anxiety and depression separately. H.A.D.S can be used for all ages from adolescence upwards.
The H.A.D.S is a test which indicates whether someone is ‘within the normal range’, or in a ‘mildly’, ‘moderate’ or ‘severely’ disordered state in relation to anxiety and/or depression.
is it an accurate measure?
Yes. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale is a valid and reliable self-rating scale that measures anxiety and depression in both hospital and community settings. H.A.D.S gives clinically meaningful results as a psychological screening tool. It can assess the symptom severity and caseness of anxiety disorders and depression in patients with illness, and the general population.
H.A.D.S can detect the presence and severity of mild degrees of mood disorder, anxiety and depression using one brief questionnaire, comprising 14 questions.
Andy is a qualified, registered and licensed test user for H.A.D.S. The Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale is a rapid questionnaire that can only be administered by a trained professional.