Which psychometric assessments are used in the workup of depression and suicide?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Louise B Andrew, MD, JD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Certain psychometric tests can make a diagnosis of depressive disorders with reasonable clinical certainty. They include the following:

  • Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

  • Criteria for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale

  • Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)

  • Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale


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