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Validation and Standardization of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7) in the General Population

Published on Mar 1, 2008in Medical Care3.795
· DOI :10.1097/MLR.0b013e318160d093
Bernd Löwe47
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Oliver Decker11
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+ 4 AuthorsPhilipp Yorck Herzberg11
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Background:The 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) is a practical self-report anxiety questionnaire that proved valid in primary care. However, the GAD-7 was not yet validated in the general population and thus far, normative data are not available.Objectives:To investigate reliability
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