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."
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