An examination of the sensitivity of the six-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression in a sample of patients suffering from major depressive disorder.

@article{Hooper2000AnEO,
  title={An examination of the sensitivity of the six-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression in a sample of patients suffering from major depressive disorder.},
  author={Catherine L. Hooper and David Bakish},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={178-84}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the sensitivity of the 6-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD6) with the more widely used 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD17) in patients suffering from major depressive disorder, with or without melancholia and/or dysthymic disorder. A secondary objective was to compare the sensitivity of the HRSD6 to the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 4 clinical trials that tested antidepressant therapies… CONTINUE READING

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