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    Hamilton Anxiety Scale

    Rates level of anxiety based on clinical questions.
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    • Evaluating new patients to assess their level of anxiety and functioning.
    • Trending a patient’s anxiety level over time.

    The Hamilton Anxiety Scale can help objectify and rate the severity of a patient's anxiety.

    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
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    +1
    Moderate
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    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
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    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
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    Moderate
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    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4
    Not Present
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate
    +2
    Severe
    +3
    Very Severe
    +4

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    Creator Insights

    Advice

    Patients with anxiety can often benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); most can be managed as outpatients.

    Formula

    Addition of the selected points.

    Point Values:

    • 0=Not Present
    • +1=Mild
    • +2=Moderate
    • +3=Severe
    • +4=Very Severe

    Facts & Figures

    Score interpretation:

    • Scores ≤17 indicate mild anxiety severity.
    • Scores of 18-24 indicate mild to moderate anxiety severity
    • Scores of 25-30 indicate moderate to severe anxiety severity
    • Scores >30 indicate severe anxiety
    Dr. Max Hamilton

    About the Creator

    Max Hamilton, MD, FRCP, (d. 1988) was a senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Leeds in England. He was also president of the British Psychological Society and received the Paul Hoch Prize for Distinguished Psychiatric Research from the American Psychopathological Association in 1980. Dr. Hamilton’s research focused primarily on psychometrics and clinical statistics.

    To view Dr. Max Hamilton's publications, visit PubMed

    About the Creator
    Dr. Max Hamilton