A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7.

@article{Spitzer2006ABM,
  title={A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: the GAD-7.},
  author={Robert L. Spitzer and Kurt Kroenke and Janet B. W. Williams and Bernd Loewe},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 10},
  pages={
          1092-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common mental disorders; however, there is no brief clinical measure for assessing GAD. The objective of this study was to develop a brief self-report scale to identify probable cases of GAD and evaluate its reliability and validity. METHODS A criterion-standard study was performed in 15 primary care clinics in the United States from November 2004 through June 2005. Of a total of 2740 adult patients completing a study… CONTINUE READING

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