Observer bias in the assessment of anxiety and depression

  title={Observer bias in the assessment of anxiety and depression},
  author={Glyn Lewis},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Two studies are described here. In the first, an attempt is made to examine the relationship between the complaints of anxiety and depression using the results of a survey of a dermatology clinic. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HAD) and Clinical Interview Schedule (CIS) were both used in 117 unselected clinic attenders. The results showed that the self-report scales (HAD and first section of CIS) showed a closer relationship between anxiety and depression than the second section of… CONTINUE READING
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