Saturday, January 12, 2013

Depression tool

Welcome back after the holidays.

With thanks to Les Posen, I can recommend a nice, well devised tool for assessing depression that can be found on

It is The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD), which was created in 1977 by Laurie Radloff, 1 and revised in 2004 by William Eaton

The site has information about the scale, about the scores and about depression (short, but with links). It also has an option for e-mailing the treating professional one's results.  As it asks about symptoms within the last week, it strikes me as a nifty tool for monitoring severity of depression over time.


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