Hospital Anxiety

Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale

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

Fully standardised, 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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From webinars and online videos to specialised and interactive courses we’ll make sure that you and your colleagues are confident with using our assessments and that you’re getting the most from your data.

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Our trainers have practical experience of using our assessments to support teaching and learning in the classroom. They will answer your questions and share their knowledge to help you analyse your data.

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