An inventory for measuring depression.

@article{Beck1961AnIF,
  title={An inventory for measuring depression.},
  author={Aaron T. Beck and C H Ward and Myer Mendelson and J E Mock and J K Erbaugh},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1961},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          561-71
        }
}
The difficulties inherent in obtaining consistent and adequate diagnoses for the purposes of research and therapy have been pointed out by a number of authors. Pasamanick12in a recent article viewed the low interclinician agreement on diagnosis as an indictment of the present state of psychiatry and called for "the development of objective, measurable and verifiable criteria of classification based not on personal or parochial considerations, but on behavioral and other objectively measurable… 

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