Rating depressive patients.

  title={Rating depressive patients.},
  author={Mimi Hamilton},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={41 12 Pt 2},
  • Mimi Hamilton
  • Published 1980 in The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Various methods can be used for assessing symptoms of depression. These include check lists, scales for patient self-rating and rating scales completed by trained professional observers. Each technique has its special place in psychiatric research and each technique has its own strengths and weaknesses. A common concern on the part of psychiatrists is the fear that numerical assessment is dehumanizing. This is not the case as this method is intended only to make statistical analysis convenient… CONTINUE READING
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