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Diagnostic Tests For Depression
Beck Depression Inventory--Second Edition (BDI-II)The Beck michael kors canada Depression Inventory--Second Edition (BDI-II) contains 21 items with multiple-choice responses. Each item measures michael kors mens watches a specific symptom of depression. The severity of depression is obtained by summing michael kors iphone case all item scores, with higher scores indicating more severe depression. The BDI-II is appropriate to assess depression among individuals ages 13 to 80 years. Dr. Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania developed toms outlet the Beck Depression Inventory, and it was revised to reflect changes in the diagnostic criteria of depression.
Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)The Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) assesses depression among children and adolescents ages 7 to 17 years. A child answers 27 items that have three statements describing feelings from the past two weeks. Additional perspectives on the child's mood and functioning may be obtained through parent and teacher forms. In the parent form, the parent or guardian rates the child on 17 items lululemonaustraliasale.webs.com/ about family and home situations. The teacher form louis vuitton canada focuses on the academic, emotional and social aspects of the child at school. Dr. Maria Kovacs at the University of Pittsburgh developed the CDI.
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)The Geriatric Depression Sale (GDS) may be used to screen for depression among the elderly, according to an article in the 1982-1983 issue of "Journal of Psychiatric Research." Depression may be assessed by the GDS among older adults who are healthy, ailing, or have some cognitive difficulties. The GDS has 30 items with yes/no responses. Scores are summed http://michaelkorsbagsinaustralia.webs.com/ to obtain a total score. A higher total score suggests more severe depression. Dr. Jerome Yesavage at Stanford University developed the GDS.
Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) contains 21 items. Only the first 17 items are used to score the severity of depression. Item scores are summed to yield a total score. A higher total score indicates more severe depression. The clinician asks the item questions to the person being assessed for depression, unlike most tests that have the person answer the items alone. According to a review of research in the March/April 2003 issue of "Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics," the HAM-D has been the "gold standard" for assessing the effectiveness of antidepressants in treating depression. Dr. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies
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