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| Guide to Assessment Scales in Major Depressive Disorder

Guide to Assessment Scales in Major Depressive Disorder

Alexopoulos, G., Kasper, S., Möller, H.-J., Moreno, C.

2015, IX, 75 p. 3 illus. in color.

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  • A guide to the recent developments in the assessment of major depressive disorder written by five highly respected authors in the field of psychiatry
  • Written for psychiatrists, clinical researchers, mental health nurses and other healthcare professionals who use rating scales in clinical practice
  • Provides clinically-evaluated rating scales that are applicable for general practice and hospital settings

This concise guide provides psychiatrists (including trainees) and general practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the most clinically relevant assessment scales and tools in order to assist with and enhance diagnostic outcomes in depression.

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders across the globe, with a lifetime prevalence across all people of 8-10%. Despite being relatively common, depression remains severely underdiagnosed across all age groups and nationalities.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Assessment scales - Depression - Major depressive disorder - Neuropsychological screening - Psychiatric assessment - Psychiatry

Related subjects » Adis

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