Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale Calculator

Among the following fourteen proposals, determine which ones best correspond to your condition by assigning each group of symptoms a score between 0 and 4.

Anxious mood
Worry - Expectation of the worst - Apprehension (anticipation with fear) - Irritability - Consumption of tranquilizers.
Tension
Feelings of tension, fatigability, startle response, moved to tears easily, trembling, feelings of restlessness, inability to relax.
Fears
Of dark, of strangers, of being left alone, of animals, of traffic, of crowds.
Insomnia
Difficulty in falling asleep, broken sleep, unsatisfying sleep and fatigue on waking, dreams, nightmares, night terrors.
Intellectual
Difficulty in concentration, poor memory
Depressed mood
Loss of interest, lack of pleasure in hobbies, depression, early waking, diurnal swing.
Somatic (muscular)
Pains and aches, twitching, stiffness, myoclonic jerks, grinding of teeth, unsteady voice, increased muscular tone.
Somatic (sensory)
Tinnitus, blurring of vision, hot and cold flushes, feelings of weakness, pricking sensation
Cardiovascular symptoms
Tachycardia, palpitations, pain in chest, throbbing of vessels, fainting feelings, missing beat.
Respiratory symptoms
Pressure or constriction in chest, choking feelings, sighing, dyspnea.
Gastrointestinal symptoms
Difficulty in swallowing, wind abdominal pain, burning sensations, abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, borborygmi, looseness of bowels, loss of weight, constipation.
Genitourinary symptoms
Frequency of micturition, urgency of micturition, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, development of frigidity, premature ejaculation, loss of libido, impotence.
Autonomic symptoms
Dry mouth, flushing, pallor, tendency to sweat, giddiness, tension headache, raising of hair.
Behavior at interview
Fidgeting, restlessness or pacing, tremor of hands, furrowed brow,strained face, sighing or rapid respiration, facial pallor, swallowing,etc.


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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale

The Hamilton Anxiety Scale is one of the most commonly used psychological questionnaires to clarify the degree of anxiety a person is suffering from. It is therefore not a diagnostic tool, but a useful and very effective resource for assessing the patient's condition, psychosomatic symptoms, fears and cognitive processes.

This scale should therefore attract our attention for several reasons. It was designed in 1959 by Max R. Hamilton and is still one of the most used today. If there was one thing that was clear to this professor of psychiatry, and later president of the British Psychological Society, it was that not all states of anxiety are created equal.

He did not want to define another instrument to diagnose a disorder. It was thus a question of defining a very rigorous resource allowing to evaluate the degree of severity of the anxiety in a person, while differentiating the psychic anxiety from the somatic anxiety by its importance in the definition of the capacity of the people to control this very tiring reality.

Each person experiences anxiety in a particular way. No two realities are alike, therefore we cannot all use the same therapeutic strategies. Tests such as the one below are very suitable for customizing treatments according to the particular needs of each patient.

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale Calculator

This instrument consists of 14 items. On the other hand, each question has five response options, ranging from "Not present" to "Very severe". Thus, a score of 17 or less indicates mild anxiety. A score between 18 and 24 points would already give us an indication of a moderate state of anxiety. Finally, if we get a score between 24 and 30, it would indicate a state of severe anxiety.