II. Indications

  1. Depression screening for age 14 years old and over
    1. Consider Children's Depression Inventory instead for age 7 years old and older

III. Questions: Each answered on scale of 0-absent to 3-severe

  1. Sadness
  2. Pessimism
  3. Past Failure
  4. Self-dislike
  5. Self-criticalness
  6. Suicidal thoughts or wishes
  7. Loss of interest

IV. Interpretation (based on sum of the 7 questions above, each with a score of 0-3; maximum 21)

  1. Score 0 to 3: Minimal depression symptoms
  2. Score 4 to 6: Mild depression symptoms
  3. Score 7 to 9: Moderate depression symptoms
  4. Score 10-21: Severe depression symptoms

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Ontology: Beck depression inventory (C0451022)

Definition (NCI) A twenty-one question survey completed by a patient, with each answer scored on a scale of 0 to 3, designed to measure presence of depression.
Concepts Intellectual Product (T170)
SnomedCT 273306008
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