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What are the tests for unipolar depression?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Unipolar Depression
Also there are depression scales to test for depression, such as the hamilton test & the zung depression scale.
Your psychiatrist can provide you with those.

In brief: Unipolar Depression
Also there are depression scales to test for depression, such as the hamilton test & the zung depression scale.
Your psychiatrist can provide you with those.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
one can use symptom report scales or be interviewed by a psychiatrist. the most popular scales are the PHQ-9, Zung Depression, QIDS-SR, MADRAS and HAM-D. all of these instruments should be used with a structured interview by your physician. also, the diagnosis of depression has a duration specifier, i.e., symptoms must be present for a certain time and in multiple settings.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Depression screens
Depression screens include: Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9), Beck Depression Inventory, SALSA, SIG E CAPS, CES Depression Scale &  Montgomery - Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS).

In brief: Depression screens
Depression screens include: Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9), Beck Depression Inventory, SALSA, SIG E CAPS, CES Depression Scale &  Montgomery - Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS).
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