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 review scales for melancholy and anxiousness. although, those books are quite often extra targeted than clinicians require, are particular to at least one or different , or contain distinctiveness populations reminiscent of teenagers or geriatrics. to fulfill the desires of clinicians treating sufferers with depressive and anxiousness issues, this quantity goals to assemble empirically tested evaluate scales. In a concise and straight forward layout, evaluate Scales in melancholy and anxiousness illustrates the overview scales utilized in medical trials and study reviews; exhibits easy methods to decide upon an evaluate scale and to determine which scale to exploit for a selected medical state of affairs; and offers pattern review scales for clinicians to take advantage of of their practice.

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Pessimistic thoughts Representing thoughts of guilt, inferiority, self-reproach, sinfulness, remorse and ruin. 0 No pessimistic thoughts. 1 2 Fluctuating ideas of failure, self-reproach or self-depreciation. 3 4 Persistent self-accusations, or definite but still rational ideas of guilt or sin. Increasingly pessimistic about the future. 5 6 Delusions of ruin, remorse or unredeemable sin. Selfaccusations, which are absurd and unshakable. 10. Suicidal thoughts Representing the feeling that life is not worth living, that a natural death would be welcome, suicidal thoughts and preparations for suicide.

2 Playing with hands, hair, etc. 3 Moving about can’t sit still. 4 Hand wringing, nail biting, hair pulling, biting of lips. 17-item HAMD Total: ______________ Reproduced from Hamilton M. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1960; 23:56–62, 29 Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, 7-item version (HAM-D7) Reference: McIntyre R, Kennedy S, Bagby RM, Bakish D. Assessing full remission. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2002; 27(4):235–9 Rating Clinician-rated Versions Administration time 7–10 minutes No other versions of the HAM-D7 are currently available.

Williams JB. A structured interview guide for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1988; 45(8):742–7. Address for correspondence The HDRS is in the public domain. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) Patient Name: ___________________________________________ 9. Date: (dd/mon/yr) ____ / ____ / ____ Rater: __________________________________________________ 1. 2. Depressed Mood 0 Absent. 1 These feeling states indicated only on questioning. 2 These feeling states spontaneously reported verbally.

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