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Depression

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health

Third edition

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195165678
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0007
Depression

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As with anxiety, depression is a universal human response to adverse circumstances. This chapter describes ways in which depression has been defined and classified, and reviews nine of the leading depression measurement scales. These are intended for use in clinical settings, as screening instruments, or in general surveys.

Keywords: depression measurement; definition of depression; classification; depression measurement scales; clinical settings; screening instruments

Chapter.  39471 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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