Use of a self-report symptom scale to detect depression in a community sample.

  title={Use of a self-report symptom scale to detect depression in a community sample.},
  author={Jerome K. Myers and Myrna M. Weissman},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={137 9},
The authors gave the CES-D, a self-report depression symptom scale, to 515 people drawn from a longitudinal community survey. The subjects were also interviewed using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS). From the information collected on the SADS, the subjects were given diagnoses based on Research Diagnostic Criteria. The results indicate a modest relationship between self-reported symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of a major or minor depression. However, the… CONTINUE READING

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