Table 146Levels of depression in relation to the HRSD and BDI in the guideline update compared with those suggested by the APA (2000a)

17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD)
Guideline updateNot depressedSubthresholdMildModerateSevere
APA (2000a)*Not depressedMildModerateSevereVery severe
Score0–78–1314–1819–2223+
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)
Guideline updateNot depressedSubthresholdMild to moderateModerate to severe
APA (2000a)*Not depressedMildModerateSevere
Score0–910–1617–2930+
*

Used in the previous guideline.

From: APPENDIX 11, THE CLASSIFICATION OF DEPRESSION AND DEPRESSION RATING SCALES/QUESTIONNAIRES

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