Preliminary study of a scale measuring depression and somatic symptoms.

@article{Hung2006PreliminarySO,
  title={Preliminary study of a scale measuring depression and somatic symptoms.},
  author={Ching-I Hung and Li-Jen Weng and Yi-Jen Su and Chia-Yih Liu},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={379-89}
}
This description concerns the development of a scale measuring depression and somatic symptoms and the selection of its items for a Taiwanese sample. 102 Taiwanese outpatients (28 men, 74 women) with major depressive disorder completed a 44-item preliminary scale. All had experienced a major depressive episode but had not been treated by antidepressants within the prior two weeks. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale was administered to evaluate the validity of the Depression and Somatic… CONTINUE READING
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