Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale
The HAM-A is popular and well-established clinician-rating scale used to measure the presence and severity of anxiety symptoms among adults, adolescents and children. The scale consists of 14 items and takes 5 to 15 minutes to complete. Each item is defined by a series of symptoms, and measures both psychic anxiety (mental agitation and psychological distress) and somatic anxiety (physical complaints related to anxiety) Below is a list of phrases that describe certain feeling that people have. Rate the patients by finding the answer which best describes the extent to which he/she has these conditions. Select one of the five responses for each of the fourteen questions.
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