The evaluation of psychiatric illness in Asian patients by the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale.

@article{Nayani1989TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of psychiatric illness in Asian patients by the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale.},
  author={S Nayani},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1989},
  volume={155},
  pages={
          545-7
        }
}
  • S Nayani
  • Published 1989 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
Twenty Asian psychiatric patients suffering from neurotic illness completed the Urdu version of the HAD Scale. The results were compared with the Clinical Interview Schedule. Somatic symptoms were significantly related to various measures of anxiety but not to those of depression. This finding contradicts the previously held view of linking somatic symptoms with the presentation of depression.