Anxiety Assessment

psychological assessment for anxiety

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale

The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale is an anxiety assessment used throughout the world by psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists alike. It's considered a valuable tool for those wishing to gauge the severity of anxiety experienced.

The assessment will list phrases that describe certain feelings that people have. Choose the answer which best describes the extent to which you feel you identify with these conditions.

The assessment is intended purely for educational reasons and should not be considered a conclusive clinical diagnosis.

-Psychotherapy Dublin, May 25, 2024


1. M Hamilton. The Assessment of Anxiety States by Rating. 32 Br J Med Psychol 50-55. 1959.

2. W Maier, R Buller, M Philipp, & I Heuser. The Hamilton Anxiety Scale: Reliability, Validity and Sensitivity to Change in Anxiety and Depressive Disorders. 14(1) J Affect Disord 61-68. 1988.

Anxious Mood

Worries, anticipation of the worst, fearful anticipation, irritability.


Feelings of tension, fatigability, startle response, moved to tears easily, trembling, feelings of restlessness, inability to relax.


Of dark, of strangers, of being left alone, of animals, of traffic, of crowds.


Difficulty in falling asleep, broken sleep, unsatisfying sleep and fatigue on waking, dreams, nightmares, night terrors.


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 rigidity, 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.

Thank you for taking our assessment. Your results will be mailed to you!

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