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Table 1 Recommended cut-off points for the 4DSQ and HADS depression and anxiety scales*

From: Detecting depressive and anxiety disorders in distressed patients in primary care; comparative diagnostic accuracy of the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

Instrument Scale Lower cut-off point Higher cut-off point
4DSQ depression ≥3 ≥6
  anxiety ≥8 ≥13
HADS depression ≥8 ≥11
  anxiety ≥8 ≥11
  1. * Scores below the lower cut-off point indicate the probable absence of a disorder, scores between the lower and higher cut-off points indicate the possible existence of a disorder, and scores exceeding the higher cut-off point indicate the probable existence of a disorder.
  2. 4DSQ = Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire
  3. HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale