Promoting Excellence : Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Instrument Name:
Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Description:
Provides an indication of depression and, over time, provides a guide to progress.

Category:
Clinical Care Tool - Psychosocial

Author:
Max Hamilton, MD

Author Contact Information:
Deceased, 1988

References:
Hamilton M. Development of a rating scale ;for primary depressive illness. Br J Soc Clin Psychol. 1967 Dec;6(4):278-96.

Keywords:
depression, emotional well-being, psychosocial well-being, quality of life, psychosocial assessment

To use this tool:
No permission is required

To view this tool:
http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/bill54/depresstest.htm


type:psychosocial


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