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Measuring HealthA guide to rating scales and questionnaires$
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Ian McDowell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

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Depression

Depression

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(p.329) 7 Depression
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Measuring Health
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Ian McDowell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0007

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

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