BECK ANXIETY INVENTORY (BAI)

n. a measure of anxiety as individually experienced by patients. As to severity, the anxiety can be measured through a 21-item, multiple-choice-question self-report. Designed for the adult population aged 17 to 80, this measure of mental health differentiates anxiety from depression. First created by U.S. psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck (1921- ).

BECK ANXIETY INVENTORY (BAI): "The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is a 5- to 10-minute, self-administered test consisting of 21 items related to symptoms of anxiety."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BECK ANXIETY INVENTORY (BAI)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beck-anxiety-inventory-bai/ (accessed December 16, 2018).
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