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Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

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Definition

The HADS is a self-rated screening questionnaire detecting mild degrees of anxiety and depression. It consists of 14 questions, seven for anxiety and seven for depression. Although it was designed for general medical hospital outpatients, it has been widely used in primary care.

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Public Health Primary Care Social Policy Depression Scale Medical Hospital 
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