Moderate and severe depression. Gradations for the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale.

@article{Mller2000ModerateAS,
  title={Moderate and severe depression. Gradations for the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale.},
  author={Matthias J M{\"u}ller and Armin Szegedi and Hermann Wetzel and Otto Benkert},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={137-40}
}
BACKGROUND Despite its importance, no distinction between moderate and severe depression using the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) based on a direct comparison with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) is available. METHODS HAMD-17 and MADRS ratings from N=40 at least moderately depressed inpatients with major depression (DSM-III-R) were analyzed. Linear and non-parametric correlations were computed and a MADRS cut-off score for severe depression using an HAMD-17… CONTINUE READING

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