A New Depression Scale Designed to be Sensitive to Change

The inter-rater reliability of the new depression scale was high

Stuart A. Montgomery

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • The inter-rater reliability of the new depression scale was high
  • Its capacity to differentiate between responders and non-responders to antidepressant treatment was better than the Hamilton Rating Scale, indicating greater sensitivity to change
  • The practical and ethical implications in terms of smaller sample sizes in clinical trials are discussed

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