About this Book
- A guide to the recent developments in the assessment of major depressive disorder written by five highly respected authors in the field of psychiatry
- Written for psychiatrists, clinical researchers, mental health nurses and other healthcare professionals who use rating scales in clinical practice
- Provides clinically-evaluated rating scales that are applicable for general practice and hospital settings
Depression is one of the most common mood disorders across the globe, with a lifetime prevalence across all people of 8-10%. Despite being relatively common, depression remains severely underdiagnosed across all age groups and nationalities. Guide to Assessment Scales in Major Depressive Disorder provides psychiatrists (including trainees) and general practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the most clinically relevant assessment scales and tools in order to assist with and enhance diagnostic outcomes in depression.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Assessment scales - Depression - Major depressive disorder - Neuropsychological screening - Psychiatric assessment - Psychiatry
Related subjects » Adis
Table of Contents
Introduction to assessment in depression and to psychometric properties.- Self-assessment scales.- Clinical scales.- Scales for children and adolescents.- Scales used in postpartum depression.- Scales for elderly patients.