Beck Depression Index

Beck Depression Index

instrument testing 21 characteristics of depression; mood, pessimism, social withdrawal, sleep disturbance, weight loss, and preoccupation with health. A score higher than 21 indicates significant depression.
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The Beck depression index (BDI) for the FS and control groups was 3:23, 4:31, 5:16, 6:1 and 1:49, 2:22, 3:2, 4:3, 1:17, 2:23, respectively.
The Beck Depression Index (BDI) is advocated only as a screening (rather than diagnostic) tool for underlying depression.
Depression was gauged with the Beck Depression Index II, and the average score of the 11 women was 11.3, not significantly different from the normative mean of 12.6.
At 4 months, both psychological therapy groups had lower Beck Depression Index scores (by 4-5 points) than the usual general practitioner care group, but by 12 months there were no significant differences among all groups.
The study included patients with New York Heart Association class II or III heart failure who were diagnosed with mild or moderate depression by a score of 10 or more on the Beck Depression Index (BDI).
There were no differences between the groups in terms of body mass index, Beck Depression Index scores (means were all in the normal range), or scores on the Sexual Distress Scale (means for all indicated moderate distress).
There were no differences between the groups in body mass index, Beck Depression Index scores (means were all in the normal range), or scores on the Sexual Distress Scale (means for all indicated moderate distress).
And in a small controlled study of treatment-refractory patients with major depressive disorder and an average of 16 years of unresponsiveness to various treatments, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that six of seven patients with rEEG-guided treatment had significant improvement based on Hamilton Depression Index scores and Beck Depression Index values, compared with only one of six patients in the active control group who were receiving medications prescribed based on their physicians' best judgment.
Age-adjusted event rates were 12.9 per patient per year among the patients with moderate depression (Beck Depression Index score 16-23), and 15.3 per patient per year among those with severe depression (BDI of 24 or higher).
Anxiety-depression symptoms also were a predictor of Beck Depression Index scores greater than 10 (odds ratio 5.3), which have been associated with an increased risk of post-MI mortality, Dr.