The Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Scale and the Hamilton Depression Scale.

@article{Bech1979TheBM,
  title={The Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Scale and the Hamilton Depression Scale.},
  author={Per Bech and Tom Gert Bolwig and Peter Kramp and Ole J. Rafaelsen},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1979},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={420-30}
}
In a study of 18 patients with manic symptomatology and 31 patients with melancholic symptomatology the Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Scale (BRMS) and the Hamilton Depression Scale (HDS) have been compared. The results showed that the inter-observer reliability of the BRMS was adequate compared with the HDS. Both scales are constructed for assessing the severity of manic or melancholic states, and no difference was found in the total BRMS or HDS score between the various diagnostic groups, when the… CONTINUE READING
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