The Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale

  title={The Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale},
  author={R Philip Snaith},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  pages={29 - 29}
  • R. Snaith
  • Published 1 February 1986
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
There is a need to assess the contribution of mood disorder, especially anxiety and depression, in order to understand the experience of suffering in the setting of medical practice. Most physicians are aware of this aspect of the illness of their patients but many feel incompetent to provide the patient with reliable information. The Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale, or HADS, was designed to provide a simple yet reliable tool for use in medical practice. The term 'hospital' in its title… 

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