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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Administration time: 10–15 minutes

Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children

The HAM-A was one of the first rating scales developed to measure the severity of anxiety symptoms, and is still widely used today in both clinical and research settings. The scale consists of 14 items, each defined by a series of symptoms, and measures both psychic anxiety (mental agitation and psychological distress) and somatic anxiety (physical complaints related to anxiety). The HAM-A does …

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