Psychiatric Rating Scales for Depression


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Neurotransmitter.net Psychiatric Rating Scales Index

DSM-IV-TR: Depressive Disorders (from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR))

ICD-10: Recurrent Depressive Disorder and Depressive Episodes (from The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision)

ICD-10: F34.1 Dysthymia (from The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision)

Major Depression Inventory (MDI)
[public domain]

Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) [PDF]
[there are no known restrictions on its use]

Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) [HTML]
[there are no known restrictions on its use]

Revised Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (RHRSD)
[must be purchased]

Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale [PDF]
The MADRS may be photocopied by individual researchers or clinicians for their own use without seeking permission from the publishers. The scale must be copied in
full and all copies must acknowledge the following source:

Montgomery, S.A. & Åsberg, M. (1979) A new depression scale designed to be
sensitive to change. British Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 382-389.

Written permission must be obtained from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for copying and distribution to others or for republication (in print, online or by any other medium).

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [Alternate Source]
[The copyright is owned by Harcourt Assessment]

Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI–II) [PDF]
[Copyright owned by Pearson Education]

The Burns Depression Checklist (BDC) [PDF]
[The copyright is owned by Dr. David D. Burns. E-mail feedback@feelinggood.com to ask for an order form]

Zung Self-Rated Depression Scale
[there are no known restrictions on its use]

The Revised Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-R) [a free Windows application]

The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) [PDF]
[public domain]

Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) [PDF]
[This scale and its manual are published by GL assessment]

Medical Outcomes Study Depression Questionnaire

Major Depression Inventory (MDI) [PDF links]
[public domain]

Major Depression Inventory (MDI) [.DOC file]
[public domain]

Mehrabian Trait Anxiety and Depression Scales
[The terms of use are mentioned on the page.]

Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS)
[public domain]

RAND Self Administered Depression Screener

Goldberg Depression & Mania Scales

The Depression Scale of Goldberg et al

Typical Problem Areas on the Quality of Life Scale in Depression (from MentalHealth.Com) [PDF]

Bech-Rafaelsen Melancholia Scale (available in the Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies)
[must be purchased]

Raskin Scale or Three-Area Severity of Depression Scale (available in the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures (Book with CD-ROM for Windows) by the American Psychiatric Association [must be purchased])

Depression Outcomes Module (DOM) (available in the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures (Book with CD-ROM for Windows) by the American Psychiatric Association
[must be purchased])

Online Depression Screening Test (ODST) (at NYU)

Depression Outcomes Module (DOM)

Geriatric Depression Scale (in various forms and languages)
[public domain]

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) [PDF]
[see page 8]

Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC) [PDF]

K-SADS Depression Rating Scale (K-DEP) [PDF]

Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS)
[must be purchased]

Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, Second Edition (RADS-2)
[must be purchased]

Reynolds Child Depression Scale (RCDS)
[must be purchased]

CDI - The Children's Depression Index
[must be purchased]

Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI)
[must be purchased]

The Harvard National Depression Screening Scale (HANDS) [HTML]

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

Risk Factors of Beck for Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS)
[must be purchased]

Depression and Anxiety in Youth Scale (DAYS)
[must be purchased]

Multiscore Depression Inventory (MDI)
[must be purchased]

Multiscore Depression Inventory for Children (MDI-C)
[must be purchased]

Children’s Depression Rating Scale, Revised (CDRS-R)
[must be purchased]

The Newcastle Diagnostic and ECT Scales of Carney et al for Depression

Indications to Screen a Patient for Depression

Nine classic symptoms of depression

Risk Factors of Kivela et al for Predicting Chronic Depression in the Elderly

Brief Screening Instrument of Fabacher et al to Detect Depression in an Elderly Patient in the Emergency Department (ED-DSI)

The Post-Stroke Depression Rating Scale of Gainotti et al

The Apathy Scale of Glenn et al

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