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Assesses the level of depressive symptoms. The self-assessment tool BDI-II is used mainly for differential assessment; it is the standard test in the clinical and research field. For clinical neuropsychology patients with a primary diagnosis such as schizophrenia, panic disorder or compulsive disorder it is important from the point of view of treatment to identify depressive components.
One test form.
The respondent is presented with symptoms of a depressive disorder. From a list of either four or seven statements, he or she chooses the one that best describes his/her situation in the last two weeks. It is possible to go back and correct the most recent statement.
approx. 5–10 minutes; individuals with severe depression or a compulsive disorder may need more time.
Norms for ages 13+ (convenience sample).
The following main variables are scored:
Total score: Measure of subjectively experienced depression. As an additional variable the severity of the depression in accordance with Beck’s threshold values is given.