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Assessment Tools: BDI-II, Beck depression inventory : manual

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Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI -II)

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BDI-II, Beck depression inventory : manual

Author: Beck, A.T., Steer, R.A., Brown, G.K.

Summary: This instrument measures the severity of depression. This version of the inventory was developed for the assessment of symptoms corresponding to criteria for diagnosing depressive disorders listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV, 1994). The new revised version dropped four items (weight loss, body image change, somatic preoccupation and work difficulty) and added four new items (agitation, worthlessness, concentration difficulty, and loss of energy) in order to index symptoms typical of severe depression warranting hospitalization. Two items were changed to allow for increases in appetite and sleep (Beck et al., 1996).  

Format: Self-report, 4-point scale questionnaire. 

Library Record:  Call # WM 171 B393b 1996 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)

Population:  13 through 80 years  

Scoring     Manual scoring or Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting

Completion time      5 minutes; self-administered, or verbally by a trained administrator


  • vi, 38 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • 1 score sheet



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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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