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Beck Anxiety Inventory

Beck Anxiety Inventory® (BAI®) is a brief, self report assessment for measuring anxiety severity and level. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice
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BAI Manual (Print)
9780158018416 Qualification Level B




Publication date:
1990, 1993
Age range:
17 through 80 years
Qualification level:
5 to 10 minutes; self-administered or verbally by a trained administrator
Trademark information:
"Beck Anxiety Inventory," and "BAI" are registered trademark(s) in the U.S. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliate(s).
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

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With the Beck Anxiety Inventory, patients respond to 21 items rated on a scale from 0 to 3. Each item is descriptive of subjective, somatic, or panic-related symptoms of anxiety.


  • Get comprehensive assessment of anxiety-related symptoms. 
  • Assess a broad range of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms that represent important dimensions of anxiety.


BAI has been found to discriminate well between anxious and non-anxious diagnostic groups in a variety of clinical populations. 

  • Ideal in screening for anxiety.
  • Clinically valid.
  • Easy administration, scoring, and interpretation of results.
  • Data reported on samples of patients who were diagnosed as having panic disorder with agoraphobia, panic disorder without agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety.

Sample Reports

These concise reports provide useful information and help monitor a client's progress over time.


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