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Clinical Assessment of Depression


Content Identification

A review of the literature pertaining to child, adolescent, and adult development and depression
A review of item content from existing instruments
An examination of current diagnostic criteria based on the DSM-IV
Consideration of item content to reflect depressed mood among individuals across a wide age range
Suggestions from colleagues
Wrote 175 items across 16 content domains based on literature and DSM diagnostic criteria


Uses a Four-point Item response format
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
Comes with CAD-SP that scores, profiles, reports data, and facilitates interpretation
Standard scores (T-scores)
Percentile ranks
Confidence intervals
Qualitative classifications
Graphical profile display

Six Critical Item Clusters

•5 items - - sense that current conditions are permanent and with no promise for improvement, extreme unhappiness, having given up on the future, and inability to continue the current level of suffering
•5 items - - sense of self-loathing, failure, extreme loneliness, and loss of personal meaning
•3 items - - feelings of fatigue, lack of energy, and desire to do little other than sleep
•3 items - - sense of limited personal competence or an overwhelming sense of failure
•3 items - - feelings of generalized worry and worry that bad things may happen
•3 items - - feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and limited ability to relax