Depressive symptoms, major depression, and generalized anxiety: a comparison of self-reports on CES-D and results from diagnostic interviews.

@article{Breslau1985DepressiveSM,
  title={Depressive symptoms, major depression, and generalized anxiety: a comparison of self-reports on CES-D and results from diagnostic interviews.},
  author={Naomi Breslau},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1985},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={219-29}
}
This study evaluates the validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) by comparing it to DSM-III diagnoses of major depression and generalized anxiety, using the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS). Data were gathered on a sample of 310 mothers of children with chronic disabilities. The utility of the CES-D for detecting major depression was approximately equal to its utility for detecting generalized anxiety. Multivariate… CONTINUE READING

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