Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale

Definition

The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) is a set of three self-report scales designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress. The DASS was constructed not merely as another set of scales to measure conventionally defined emotional states, but to further the process of defining, understanding, and measuring the ubiquitous and clinically significant emotional states usually described as depression, anxiety and stress. The DASS should thus meet the requirements of both researchers and scientist-professional clinicians.

Domains

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

12 years and above

Estimated time

10 to 15 minutes

Attribution

Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales. (2nd. Ed.) Sydney: Psychology Foundation.