The Beck Depression Inventory

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Beck Depression Inventory versus Hamilton: A Comparative Review Capella University 2012 Introduction Two of the most widely recognized and validated assessments for the detection of depression are the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), (Beck, Ward, Medelson, Mock, & Erbaugh, 1961) and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), (Hamilton, 1960). The Beck Depression Inventory is a 21-item self-report questionnaire that list symptoms which clients can rank for 0-3 depending on severity over the past week; therefore a high overall score predicts major depression (Moran & Mohr, 2005). The Hamilton Rating Scale is a semi-structured interview that has several forms; however the most popular version consists of 17- structured items (Moran & Mohr, 2005). The first 14…show more content…
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