Validity of a self-report depression symptom scale for identifying remission in depressed outpatients.

@article{Zimmerman2006ValidityOA,
  title={Validity of a self-report depression symptom scale for identifying remission in depressed outpatients.},
  author={Mark Zimmerman and Michael A Posternak and J. McGlinchey and Michael Friedman and Naureen Attiullah and Daniela A Boerescu},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={185-8}
}
In treatment studies of depression, remission is usually defined by scoring less than a threshold value on an interview-based measure of depression severity such as the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD). Although it has been recommended that measures such as the HRSD be used by clinicians in clinical practice to evaluate remission status, the time demands of clinical practice limit the feasibility of this suggestion. Self-report questionnaires are a cost-effective option to thoroughly… CONTINUE READING

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