Assessment Scales in Depression and Anxiety (Assessment by Raymond W. Lam, Erin E. Michalaak, Richard P. Swinson

By Raymond W. Lam, Erin E. Michalaak, Richard P. Swinson

There are a couple of books lately released on evaluation scales for melancholy and nervousness. besides the fact that, those books are as a rule extra exact than clinicians require, are particular to 1 or different , or contain distinctiveness populations corresponding to teenagers or geriatrics. to fulfill the wishes of clinicians treating sufferers with depressive and anxiousness problems, this quantity goals to compile empirically verified evaluation scales. In a concise and easy structure, overview Scales in melancholy and anxiousness illustrates the overview scales utilized in scientific trials and examine reviews; exhibits the way to choose an evaluate scale and to choose which scale to take advantage of for a specific scientific state of affairs; and offers pattern evaluation scales for clinicians to take advantage of of their practice.

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13. Anxiety – Somatic 0 Absent. 1 Mild. 2 Moderate. 3 Severe. 4 Incapacitating. 14. Hypochondriasis 0 Not present 1 Self-absorption (bodily). 2 Preoccupation with health. 3 Frequent complaints, requests for help, etc. 4 Hypochondriacal delusions. 15. Insight 0 Acknowledges being depressed and ill. 1 Acknowledges illness but attributes cause to bad food, climate, over work, virus, need for rest, etc. 2 Denies being ill at all. 16. Motor Retardation 0 Normal speech and thought. 1 Slight retardation at interview.

The HDRS was originally developed for hospital inpatients, thus the emphasis on melancholic and physical symptoms of depression. A later 21-item version (HDRS21) included 4 items intended to subtype the depression, but which are sometimes, incorrectly, used to rate severity. , hypersomnia, hyperphagia) are not assessed (see SIGH-SAD, page 55). Scoring Method for scoring varies by version. For the HDRS17, a score of 0–7 is generally accepted to be within the normal 28 Versions The scale has been translated into a number of languages including French, German, Italian, Thai, and Turkish.

1 Self reproach, feels he has let people down. 2 Ideas of guilt or rumination over past errors or sinful deeds. 3 Present illness is a punishment. Delusions of guilt. 4 Hears accusatory or denunciatory voices and/or experiences threatening visual hallucinations. 11. Suicide 0 Absent. 1 Feels life is not worth living. 2 Wishes he were dead or any thoughts of possible death to self. 3 Suicide ideas or gestures. 4 Attempts at suicide (any serious attempt rates 4). 12. Anxiety – Psychic 0 No difficulty.

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