Quick rating of depressed mood in patients with anxiety disorders

  title={Quick rating of depressed mood in patients with anxiety disorders},
  author={Nigel McKenzie and I. Marks},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={266 - 269}
Background Regular assessment of mood is often important for treatment but traditional measures can be time-consuming. A quick ‘litmus test’ is needed. Aims To test the reliability and validity of a single-item scale for mood. Method Mood was measured repeatedly in 812 patients (258 in-patients, 554 out-patients) being treated in an anxiety disorders unit. Patients had self- and clinician ratings of a single-item depression scale and also rated the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI–21… 

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