Form: Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire, BAFT

Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire, BAFT
1 Not at all believable
2 Not believable
3 Slightly not believable
4 Something in the middle
5 Slightly believable
6 Believable
7 Completely believable
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1
I need to get a handle on my anxiety and fear for me to have the life I want.
2
Appearing nervous is not good and causes me to suffer.
3
I can't really do the things that I want to do when I have anxiety and fear.
4
I must stay in control of my emotions.
5
If I were like other people, I would be able to get a grip on my anxious thoughts and feelings.
6
My anxious thoughts and feelings are a problem.
7
I am sure to be embarrassed and make a fool of myself when other people notice how nervous and shaky I feel.
8
Unusual body sensations are scary and something I need to act on to reduce or get rid of before I can do anything else.
9
My anxious thoughts and feelings are not normal.
10
Scanning my body for signs and symptoms of anxiety is important to keep me safe.
11
When I am very anxious or afraid, there is a good chance that I might be dying.
12
I could lose control of myself when I feel anxious or afraid.
13
I must do something about my anxiety or fear when it shows up.
14
When unpleasant thoughts occur, I must push them out of my mind.
15
When I feel bad, I must fight the feeling in order to make it go away.
16
My happiness and success depend on how good I feel.