What does the HAMD mean?

@article{Leucht2013WhatDT,
  title={What does the HAMD mean?},
  author={Stefan Leucht and Hein Fennema and Rolf Engel and Marion Kaspers-Janssen and Peter Lepping and Armin Szegedi},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={148 2-3},
  pages={243-8}
}
Little is known about the clinical relevance of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD-17) total scores. It is unclear how total scores translate into clinical severity, or what commonly used measures for response (reduction from baseline of ≥ 50% in the total score) and remission (total HAMD-17 score ≤ 7) mean from a clinical perspective. We therefore compared: (a) the percentage and absolute change in the HAMD-17 total scores with Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I); (b… CONTINUE READING