PDSS - Panic Disorder Severity Scale


The PDSS is a 7-item self-report rating scale for panic disorder.

Special Instructions

Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.

Scores Produced

Total (0-28)


Without Agoraphobia

  • 0-1 Normal
  • 2-5 Borderline
  • 6-9 Slightly ill
  • 10-13 Moderately ill
  • 14-28 Markedly ill

With Agoraphobia

  • 0-2 Normal
  • 3-7 Borderline
  • 8-10 Slightly ill
  • 11-15 Moderately ill
  • 16-28 Markedly ill


Shear MK, Brown TA, Barlow DH, et al: Multicenter collaborative Panic Disorder Severity Scale. Am J Psychiatry 154:1571–1575, 1997

Furukawa TA et al: Evidence-based guidelines for interpretation of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale. Depress Anxiety. 2009;26(10):922-929



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