Promoting Excellence : Beck Depression Inventory

Instrument Name:
Beck Depression Inventory

Clinical Care Tools - Psychosocial

Aaron T. Beck, MD

Author Contact Information:
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
3535 Market Street, Rm. 2032
Philadelphia, PA 19104
[email protected]

Beck AT, Rial WY, Rickets K. Short form of depression inventory: cross-validation. Psychol Rep. 1974 Jun;34(3):1184-6.

Beck AT, Steer RA. Internal consistencies of the original and revised Beck Depression Inventory.J Clin Psychol. 1984 Nov;40(6):1365-7.

depression, emotional well-being, psychological well-being, psycho-social assessment, quality-of-life

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